Mill Shoals, Illinois

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Population in 2022: 174 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -26.0%
 
Males: 92  (53.0%)
Females: 82  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Illinois median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 62809, 62862.

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Estimated median household income in 2022: $55,421 (it was $27,292 in 2000)
Mill Shoals:

$55,421
IL:

$76,708

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $26,733 (it was $14,355 in 2000)

Mill Shoals village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $74,291 (it was $25,800 in 2000)
Mill Shoals:

$74,291
IL:

$251,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $74,459; detached houses: $89,353; mobile homes: $56,003
March 2022 cost of living index in Mill Shoals: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 11.4%

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According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Mill Shoals, Illinois as of July 19, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mill Shoals is 97 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (41.2%), American (25.8%), English (21.6%), Norwegian (2.1%), Hungarian (1.0%), Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/04/1896

Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 222 people per square mile   (very low).

Mill Shoals, Illinois map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,539 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $641 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (47.2 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (106.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (251.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Springerton, IL (2.2 miles),
Burnt Prairie, IL (2.2 miles),
Fairfield, IL (3.0 miles ),
Enfield, IL (3.2 miles ),
Golden Gate, IL (3.3 miles),
Belle Prairie City, IL (3.4 miles),
Sims, IL (3.6 miles ),
Jeffersonville, IL (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 38.25 N, Longitude: 88.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Distribution of median household income in Mill Shoals, IL in 2022
Distribution of house value in Mill Shoals, IL in 2022
Mill Shoals satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.6%
Illinois:

4.2%
Most common industries in Mill Shoals, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (20.2%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (15.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (13.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (25.0%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.4%)
  • Utilities (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (8.3%)
Most common occupations in Mill Shoals, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Top executives (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Top executives (11.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (16.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)

Average climate in Mill Shoals, Illinois

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 81.7. This is about average.

City:

81.7
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 34.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 10.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.0
U.S.:

8.1

Tornado activity:

Mill Shoals-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Mill Shoals village center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 23.3 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mill Shoals-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 239% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 28.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 28.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 46.9 miles away from Mill Shoals center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 35.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 27.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in White County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Mill Shoals:

  • WAY-FAIR NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IL)
  • WAY-FAIR RESTORIUM (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FAIRFIELD, IL)
  • ENFIELD REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ENFIELD, IL)
  • MEADOWBROOK ESTATES (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MCLEANSBORO, IL)
  • MCLEANSBORO REHABILITATION AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MCLEANSBORO, IL)
  • WABASH CHRISTIAN RETIREMENT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CARMI, IL)
  • PHOENIX REHABILITATION AND NURSING CARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CARMI, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mill Shoals:

  • Rend Lake College (about 33 miles; Ina, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 34 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 42 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • University of Evansville (about 49 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 51 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • John A Logan College (about 54 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Vincennes University (about 54 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)

Public high schools in Mill Shoals:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Fairfield Rural Fire Protection District Substation (A). Display/hide its location on the map

White County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

70.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Mill Shoals:

Marital status in Mill Shoals, IL
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Mill Shoals:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Illinois average:

12.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mill Shoals, IL (based on White County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,25533
Mainline Protestant1,38617
Catholic9602
Other822
None6,982-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
White County:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
White County:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
White County:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
Illinois:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,484
Sewerage 0$0 2$1,263
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$795
Water Supply 0$0 1$330
Totals for Government 0$0 5$3,871

Mill Shoals government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $40,000 ($229.89)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($229.89)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($224.14)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($91.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($11.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $47,000 ($270.11)

Mill Shoals government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($114.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($63.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($17.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($218.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $26,000 ($149.43)
    Highways: $5,000 ($28.74)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($57.47)

Mill Shoals government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,000 ($252.87)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,000 ($241.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($11.49)

Mill Shoals government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $170,000 ($977.01)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mill Shoals:

  • WMCL (1060 AM; 2 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFIW (1390 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WROY (1460 AM; 1 kW; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mill Shoals:

  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKZ (105.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRUL (97.3 FM; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Mill Shoals:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 371ft / 113mTotal length
  • $3,894,000Total costs
  • 89,020Total average daily traffic
  • 31,848Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Mill Shoals, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 161970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mill Shoals, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mill Shoals)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Center To Town (Lat: 38.247278 Lon: -88.346167), Call Sign: KWL555,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz, Grant Date: 12/18/2014, Expiration Date: 12/21/2024, Registrant: Fairfield Rural Fire Prot Dist, 109 South East 9th, Fairfield, IL 62837, Phone: (618) 599-6585, Email:

  • Burnt Prairie Rd 2 Mi E (Lat: 38.249500 Lon: -88.315333), Call Sign: KNAO989,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.925 MHz, Grant Date: 03/16/2021, Expiration Date: 02/19/2031, Registrant: Lone Peak Licensing, LLC, Draper, UT 84020-1336, Phone: (801) 938-9346, Fax: (801) 938-9465, Email:

  • Sta 183 .8 Mi N (Lat: 38.257278 Lon: -88.345611), Call Sign: KNEE427, Licensee ID: L00026067,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz, Grant Date: 11/17/1997, Expiration Date: 12/15/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2003, Registrant: Soyland Power Cooperative Inc, 788 N Sunnyside Rd, Decatur, IL 62522


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MIll Shoals CAR024, 2050 Cr1 N, Mill Shoals (Lat: 38.256861 Lon: -88.324250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 88.3 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WPTH877,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 10/05/2001, Expiration Date: 10/05/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2011, Certifier: James A Tharp, Registrant: Sba Broadband Services, 289 D Cahaba Valley Parkway North, Pelham, AL 35124, Phone: (205) 985-4105, Fax: (205) 985-0394, Email:

  • ST03IP226, 1965 County Rd 100 N (Lat: 38.270583 Lon: -88.340556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: WQXK725,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11605.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/01/2016, Expiration Date: 04/01/2026, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2022, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: Dla Piper LLP, 500 8th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 799-4216, Fax: (202) 799-5616, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC9VDR, Licensee ID: L01679277, Grant Date: 12/21/2011, Expiration Date: 12/21/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2023, Certifier: Isaac S Etheridge, Registrant: Isaac S Etheridge, 2495 County Road 175e, Mill Shoals, IL 62862


Most common first names in Mill Shoals, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John682.0 years
William670.5 years
Charles579.6 years
George477.8 years
James470.5 years
Carl475.5 years
Mary472.2 years
Richard456.9 years
Walter488.7 years
Eva382.4 years
Most common last names in Mill Shoals, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Duckworth983.0 years
Taylor973.2 years
Garrett881.4 years
Vaughan671.3 years
Johnson671.5 years
Jones568.2 years
Reed578.0 years
Puckett586.0 years
Smith490.5 years
Hosick474.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mill Shoals, IL
  • 70.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.4%Electricity
  • 4.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mill Shoals, IL
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Mill Shoals compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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