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Demographics Analysis

The people of Watseka City, Illinois give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Male:

Under 5 years : 150

5 to 9 years : 216

10 to 14 years : 124

15 to 17 years : 133

18 and 19 years : 83

20 years : 60

21 years : 48

22 to 24 years : 137

25 to 29 years : 105

30 to 34 years : 183

35 to 39 years : 117

40 to 44 years : 163

45 to 49 years : 240

50 to 54 years : 136

55 to 59 years : 118

60 and 61 years : 72

62 to 64 years : 86

65 and 66 years : 50

67 to 69 years : 106

70 to 74 years : 87

75 to 79 years : 53

80 to 84 years : 92

85 years and over : 50

Female:

Under 5 years : 181

5 to 9 years : 182

10 to 14 years : 211

15 to 17 years : 49

18 and 19 years : 70

20 years : 25

21 years : 19

22 to 24 years : 139

25 to 29 years : 86

30 to 34 years : 123

35 to 39 years : 157

40 to 44 years : 196

45 to 49 years : 247

50 to 54 years : 162

55 to 59 years : 183

60 and 61 years : 66

62 to 64 years : 182

65 and 66 years : 69

67 to 69 years : 93

70 to 74 years : 151

75 to 79 years : 37

80 to 84 years : 156

85 years and over : 88


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 3,020

Multiple ancestry : 1,877

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 8

Ancestry not reported : 576


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Watseka City, Illinois)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 5,321

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 18

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 41

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 43

Not a U.S. citizen : 58


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Total:

Under 5 years : 331

5 to 17 years : 915

18 to 24 years : 581

25 to 34 years : 497

35 to 44 years : 633

45 to 54 years : 785

55 to 59 years : 301

60 and 61 years : 138

62 to 64 years : 268

65 to 74 years : 556

75 years and over : 476

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 331

5 to 17 years : 701

18 to 24 years : 516

25 to 34 years : 295

35 to 44 years : 510

45 to 54 years : 569

55 to 59 years : 224

60 and 61 years : 82

62 to 64 years : 194

65 to 74 years : 450

75 years and over : 345

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 188

18 to 24 years : 46

25 to 34 years : 159

35 to 44 years : 102

45 to 54 years : 195

55 to 59 years : 57

60 and 61 years : 56

62 to 64 years : 74

65 to 74 years : 100

75 years and over : 127

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 26

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 11

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 12

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 6

75 years and over : 4

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 19

25 to 34 years : 32

35 to 44 years : 21

45 to 54 years : 9

55 to 59 years : 20

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 1,981

Female : 2,236

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 528

Female : 576

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 18

Female : 41

Foreign born:

Male : 82

Female : 19


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Born in state of residence : 3,977

Born in other state in the United States : 1,085

Native: born outside the United States : 59

Foreign born : 92


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 873

Now married, except separated : 1,690

Divorced : 420

Separated : 44

Widowed : 310

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 163

Now married, except separated : 509

Divorced : 172

Separated : 0

Widowed : 102

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 18

Divorced : 11

Separated : 0

Widowed : 4

Foreign born:

Never married : 60

Now married, except separated : 41

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Speak only English : 4,749

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 210

Speak English less than "very well" : 32

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 9

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 20

Speak English less than "very well" : 35

Russian:

Speak English "very well" : 13

Speak English less than "very well" : 14

Polish:

Speak English "very well" : 34

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Indo-European languages:

Speak English "very well" : 14

Speak English less than "very well" : 20


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Watseka City, Illinois

  • German: 1,375   (27.9%)
  • United States Or American: 613   (12.5%)
  • Irish: 583   (11.8%)
  • Other Groups: 516   (10.5%)
  • English: 515   (10.5%)
  • French (except Basque): 338   (6.9%)
  • Swedish: 199   (4.0%)
  • Italian: 168   (3.4%)
  • Polish: 153   (3.1%)
  • Dutch: 121   (2.5%)
  • Scotch-irish: 72   (1.5%)
  • French Canadian: 59   (1.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 38   (0.8%)
  • Scottish: 30   (0.6%)
  • Albanian: 26   (0.5%)
  • Czech: 19   (0.4%)
  • Danish: 18   (0.4%)
  • European: 17   (0.3%)
  • Norwegian: 16   (0.3%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 12   (0.2%)
  • Yugoslavian: 10   (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 10   (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 6   (0.1%)
  • Belgian: 4   (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 4   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Watseka City, Illinois is 5,481



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Watseka City, Illinois: 2,609
Female Population in Watseka City, Illinois: 2,872


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Watseka City, Illinois: 38.4
Median Female Resident Age in Watseka City, Illinois: 44.0


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Illinois is 37


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Watseka City, Illinois


White


Both sexes

44.7

Male

41.6

Female

47.4

Black or African American


Both sexes

25.5

Male

29.0

Female

16.8

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

25.0

Male

1.8

Female

28.5

Asian


Both sexes

43.0

Male

51.5

Female

37.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

21.5

Male

22.5

Female

20.0

Two or More Races


Both sexes

15.0

Male

13.8

Female

16.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

18.2

Male

18.3

Female

18.1

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

45.2

Male

42.5

Female

47.8


(updated 2010)



Races in Watseka City, Illinois


  • White: 5,213
  • African American: 43
  • American Indian: 35
  • Asian: 9
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 15
  • Two or More Races: 166



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Watseka City, Illinois citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Watseka City, Illinois

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 71   (4.01%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 17   (0.96%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 102   (5.76%)
  • 9th Grade: 55   (3.1%)
  • 10th Grade: 80   (4.51%)
  • 11th Grade: 95   (5.36%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 81   (4.57%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 579   (32.67%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 168   (9.48%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 186   (10.5%)
  • Associate Degree: 99   (5.59%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 82   (4.63%)
  • Master's Degree: 78   (4.4%)
  • Professional School Degree: 45   (2.54%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 34   (1.92%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 48   (2.23%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 9   (0.42%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 6   (0.28%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 164   (7.61%)
  • 9th Grade: 36   (1.67%)
  • 10th Grade: 71   (3.3%)
  • 11th Grade: 91   (4.22%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 71   (3.3%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 886   (41.13%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 178   (8.26%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 293   (13.6%)
  • Associate Degree: 51   (2.37%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 168   (7.8%)
  • Master's Degree: 50   (2.32%)
  • Professional School Degree: 10   (0.46%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 22   (1.02%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Watseka City, Illinois

  • Iroquois County Cusd 9


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 109 S 2nd St, Watseka, IL 60970, Phone: (815) 432-4931, Students: 1,224 )

  • Iroquois Area Reg Del System


    ( Location: 1001 E Grant, Watseka, IL 60970, Phone: (815) 432-5471, )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Watseka City, Illinois

  • Watseka Comm High School


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 138 S Belmont Ave, Watseka, IL 60970, Phone: (815) 432-2486, Students: 400 )

  • Glenn Raymond Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 101 W Mulberry St, Watseka, IL 60970, Phone: (815) 432-2115, Students: 271 )

  • Nettie Davis Elem School


    ( Grades: KG-1, Location: 495 N 4th St, Watseka, IL 60970, Phone: (815) 432-2112, Students: 198 )

  • Wanda Kendall Elem School


    ( Grades: 2-3, Location: 535 Porter Ave, Watseka, IL 60970, Phone: (815) 432-2112, Students: 170 )

  • Iroquois Area Rds


    ( Location: 1001 E Grant, Watseka, IL 60970, Phone: (815) 432-5471, )

Public Libraries (Central) In Watseka City, Illinois

  • Watseka Public Library


    201 South 4th Street, Watseka, IL 60970

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Watseka City, Illinois


  • Watseka Union Depot


    Po Box 118, Watseka, IL 60970

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Watseka City, Illinois affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Watseka City, Illinois.

Area Features of Watseka City, Illinois


Airport


(1) Songwood Inn Airport  

Building


(1) Iroqouis County Historical Museum   (2) Iroquois County Courthouse   (3) Iroquois County Jail   (4) Iroquois County Sheriff S Office   (5) Iroquois Memorial Hospital Ambulance   (6) Watseka City Hall   (7) Watseka Police Department   (8) Watseka Public Library   (9) Watseka Volunteer Fire Department  

Canal


(1) Middleport Ditch Number 1  

Cemetery


(1) Chamberlain Cemetery   (2) Gard Army Of The Republic Cemetery   (3) Iroquois Memorial Park   (4) Keen Cemetery   (5) Oak Hill Cemetery   (6) Old Texas Cemetery   (7) Roberts Cemetery  

Church


(1) Saint Paulinus Church  

Civil


(1) City Of Watseka   (2) Township Of Middleport  

Hospital


(1) Iroquois Memorial Hospital  

Locale


(1) Freedom Hill Farms   (2) Hustedt Farms   (3) Iroquois County Farm  

Park


(1) Bonnies Prairie Nature Preserve   (2) Forest Park   (3) Kay Park   (4) Legion Park   (5) Peters Park  

Populated Place


(1) Coaler   (2) Watseka  

Post Office


(1) Watseka Post Office  

School


(1) Belmont School Historical   (2) Cissna School Historical   (3) Elgin School Historical   (4) Nettie Davis Elementary School   (5) New Salem School Historical   (6) New Victor School Historical   (7) Sand Ridge School Historical   (8) South Side School   (9) Victory School Historical   (10) Watseka High School   (11) West Side School  

Stream


(1) Sugar Creek  

Tower


(1) Wgfa-am Watseka   (2) Wgfa-fm Watseka  

Valley


(1) Eastburn Hollow  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Watseka City, Illinois

60970 (pop. 7,582)


Cities Nearby Watseka City, Illinois

Middleport Township, IL  (pop. 4,566) 1.2 Miles
Belmont Township, IL  (pop. 2,488) 3.2 Miles
Woodland Village, IL  (pop. 228) 4.3 Miles
Iroquois Township, IL  (pop. 584) 5.6 Miles
Crescent Township, IL  (pop. 430) 5.9 Miles
Crescent City Village, IL  (pop. 471) 6.4 Miles
Martinton Township, IL  (pop. 1,047) 8.4 Miles
Sheldon Township, IL  (pop. 1,254) 8.5 Miles
Iroquois Village, IL  (pop. 145) 8.7 Miles
Sheldon Village, IL  (pop. 867) 8.9 Miles



Area Code(s) in Watseka City, Illinois

815



Elevation in Watseka City, Illinois is 643.0 ft. (196.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Watseka City, Illinois

Lat: 40.776665 N        Long: -87.735515 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Watseka City, Illinois need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Illinois

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.92 7.77 5.40 6.70 0.00 7.49
  Total Electric Industry 9.92 7.77 5.40 6.70 0.00 7.49
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.87 7.95 5.49 6.84 0.00 7.63
  Total Electric Industry 9.87 7.95 5.49 6.84 0.00 7.63
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.29 8.09 5.47 6.93 0.00 7.69
  Total Electric Industry 10.29 8.09 5.47 6.93 0.00 7.69
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.28 8.00 5.45 7.03 0.00 7.75
  Total Electric Industry 10.28 8.00 5.45 7.03 0.00 7.75
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.98 7.68 5.18 6.47 0.00 7.41
  Total Electric Industry 9.98 7.68 5.18 6.47 0.00 7.41
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.37 7.88 5.27 6.80 0.00 7.69
  Total Electric Industry 10.37 7.88 5.27 6.80 0.00 7.69
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.34 7.97 5.24 6.84 0.00 7.69
  Total Electric Industry 10.34 7.97 5.24 6.84 0.00 7.69
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.43 7.93 5.29 6.84 0.00 7.71
  Total Electric Industry 10.43 7.93 5.29 6.84 0.00 7.71
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.85 7.77 5.11 6.80 0.00 7.46
  Total Electric Industry 9.85 7.77 5.11 6.80 0.00 7.46
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 5.00 2.42 2.14 0.00 0.00 2.23
  Full-Service Providers 8.83 7.39 5.02 5.95 0.00 6.98
  Total Electric Industry 8.83 7.38 4.99 5.95 0.00 6.96
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.49 6.92 0.00 0.00 6.28
  Full-Service Providers 8.83 7.53 4.76 5.55 0.00 6.99
  Total Electric Industry 8.83 7.31 4.99 5.63 0.00 6.94
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.71 0.95 1.48 0.00 1.29
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.60 4.18 4.49 0.00 4.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.71 7.51 4.57 6.48 0.00 7.02
  Total Electric Industry 8.71 7.40 4.65 6.37 0.00 6.90
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 2.57 1.62 3.08 0.00 2.02
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.69 3.67 3.97 0.00 4.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.39 7.41 4.75 5.76 0.00 7.01
  Total Electric Industry 8.39 7.52 4.89 5.88 0.00 6.94
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 2.30 1.44 0.00 0.00 1.73
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.70 3.67 0.00 0.00 4.02
  Full-Service Providers 8.38 7.35 4.74 0.00 5.87 7.07
  Total Electric Industry 8.38 7.30 4.86 0.00 5.87 6.86
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.81 1.11 0.00 0.00 1.40
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.15 3.70 0.00 0.00 3.89
  Full-Service Providers 8.37 8.03 4.57 0.00 5.70 7.16
  Total Electric Industry 8.37 7.54 4.65 0.00 5.70 6.80
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.66 0.89 0.00 0.00 1.25
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.21 3.74 0.00 0.00 3.95
  Full-Service Providers 8.34 8.41 4.60 0.00 5.61 7.37
  Total Electric Industry 8.34 7.75 4.61 0.00 5.61 6.95
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.54 0.88 0.00 0.00 1.21
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.60 4.35 0.00 0.00 4.47
  Full-Service Providers 8.42 8.59 4.46 0.00 5.59 7.38
  Total Electric Industry 8.42 7.95 4.69 0.00 5.59 7.07

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Watseka City, Illinois

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 131   (5.3%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 61   (2.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 217   (8.8%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 110   (4.5%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 342   (13.9%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 257   (10.5%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 289   (11.8%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 247   (10.1%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 138   (5.6%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 124   (5.0%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 28   (1.1%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 40   (1.6%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 201   (8.2%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 271   (11.0%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 2,002

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 280

In 3-person carpool : 7

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 20

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 28

Walked : 63

Other means : 0

Worked at home : 76


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Less than 5 minutes : 312

5 to 9 minutes : 788

10 to 14 minutes : 435

15 to 19 minutes : 91

20 to 24 minutes : 143

25 to 29 minutes : 42

30 to 34 minutes : 93

35 to 39 minutes : 34

40 to 44 minutes : 32

45 to 59 minutes : 206

60 to 89 minutes : 68

90 or more minutes : 156


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Watseka City, Illinois)

With Social Security income : 766

No Social Security income : 1,514


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Watseka City, Illinois)

With retirement income : 358

No retirement income : 1,922


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 132

$10,000 to $14,999 : 67

$15,000 to $19,999 : 87

$20,000 to $24,999 : 93

$25,000 to $29,999 : 60

$30,000 to $34,999 : 59

$35,000 to $39,999 : 106

$40,000 to $44,999 : 133

$45,000 to $49,999 : 53

$50,000 to $59,999 : 166

$60,000 to $74,999 : 123

$75,000 to $99,999 : 196

$100,000 to $124,999 : 78

$125,000 to $149,999 : 43

$150,000 to $199,999 : 29

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $44,086


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Watseka City, Illinois

  • WKAN (1320 AM; 1.0 kW; Bradley, IL; Owner: Staradio)
  • WGFA (1360 AM; 1.0 kW; Watseka, IL; Owner: Iroquois County Broadcasting Company)

FM Radio Stations Near Watseka City, Illinois

  • WHPO (100.9 FM; Hoopeston, IL; Owner: Market Street Broadcasting, Llc)
  • WIVR (101.7 FM; Donovan, IL; Owner: Milner Broadcasting Enterprises, Llc)
  • WFAV (103.7 FM; Crescent City, IL; Owner: Milner Broadcasting Company)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; Paxton, IL; Owner: Paxton Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WXNU (106.5 FM; Saint Anne, IL; Owner: Staradio Corporation)
  • WAWF (88.3 FM; Aroma Park, IL; Owner: Family Worship Center Church, Inc.)
  • WEGN (88.7 FM; Kankakee, IL; Owner: Cornerstone Community Radio, Inc.)
  • NEW (88.9 FM; Woodland, IL; Owner: Good News Radio, Inc.)
  • WONU (89.7 FM; Bradley, IL; Owner: Olivet Nazarene University)
  • NEW (90.5 FM; Thawville, IL; Owner: California Association For Research And Education Inc.)
  • WKCC (91.1 FM; Bradley, IL; Owner: Kankakee Community College)
  • WKCC (91.1 FM; Bradley, IL; Owner: Kankakee Community College)
  • WJCZ (91.3 FM; Buckley, IL; Owner: Csn International)
  • WKIF (92.7 FM; Bradley, IL; Owner: Wkif, Inc.)
  • WGFA-FM (94.1 FM; Watseka, IL; Owner: Iroquois County Broadcasting Company)
  • WVLI (95.1 FM; Aroma Park, IL; Owner: Milner Broadcasting Company)
  • WMLF (95.9 FM; Watseka, IL; Owner: Radioactive, Llc)
  • WIBN (98.1 FM; Fowler, IN; Owner: Brothers Broadcasting Corporation)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Watseka City, Illinois

  • 960920WE (Channel 54; Bradley, IL; Owner: On-line Public Ed. Network)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Watseka City, Illinois

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 259  (19.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 162  (12.2%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 199  (15.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 6  (0.5%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 194  (14.6%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 257  (21.2%)
  • Service Occupations: 331  (27.2%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 428  (35.2%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 5  (0.4%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 20  (1.6%)


(updated 2010)





There are 155 Farms In Watseka City, Illinois


(updated 2008)



Banks In Watseka City, Illinois

Sumner National Bank Of Sheldon - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $20.3k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 2

The Edgar County Bank And Trust Co., Paris, Illinois - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $398.9k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 9

Mainsource Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 76

The First Trust And Savings Bank Of Watseka, Illinois - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $237.6k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 2

Iroquois Federal Savings And Loan Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $550.6k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 5

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Watseka City, Illinois

  • Greater Kankakee


    (about 21.2 miles in Aroma Park, Illinois; Airport Code: IKK)

  • Lowell Airport


    (about 33.5 miles in Schneider, Indiana; Airport Code: RQL)

  • Rantoul National Aviation Center


    (about 39.6 miles in Rantoul, Illinois; Airport Code: II1)

  • Vermilion Regional


    (about 40.5 miles in Bismarck, Illinois; Airport Code: DNV)

  • Vermillon County


    (about 40.7 miles in Bismarck, Illinois; Airport Code: DNV)

  • Purdue University


    (about 49.0 miles in Lafayette, Indiana; Airport Code: LAF)

  • University of Illinois/Willard


    (about 58.4 miles in Savoy, Illinois; Airport Code: CMI)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Watseka City, Illinois

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

79.43%

Carpooled

10.23%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.36%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.24%

Walked

6.38%

Other Means

0.71%

Worked At Home

2.66%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Watseka City, Illinois, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,049

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 95

Female householder, no husband present : 281

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 683

Householder not living alone : 172


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 39

Male householder and female partner : 139

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 127

All other households : 1,975


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 922

Renter-occupied housing units : 127

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 56

Renter-occupied housing units : 39

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 97

Renter-occupied housing units : 184

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 397

Renter-occupied housing units : 458


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 191

$10,000 to $14,999 : 240

$15,000 to $19,999 : 216

$20,000 to $24,999 : 113

$25,000 to $29,999 : 231

$30,000 to $34,999 : 113

$35,000 to $39,999 : 155

$40,000 to $44,999 : 157

$45,000 to $49,999 : 133

$50,000 to $59,999 : 191

$60,000 to $74,999 : 141

$75,000 to $99,999 : 229

$100,000 to $124,999 : 98

$125,000 to $149,999 : 43

$150,000 to $199,999 : 29

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Total : 2,677


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Occupied : 2,280

Vacant : 397


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : 22

Built 2000 to 2004 : 117

Built 1990 to 1999 : 297

Built 1980 to 1989 : 116

Built 1970 to 1979 : 468

Built 1960 to 1969 : 188

Built 1950 to 1959 : 501

Built 1940 to 1949 : 156

Built 1939 or earlier : 812


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Utility gas : 1,900

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 62

Electricity : 272

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 8

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 0

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 38

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 22

$10,000 to $14,999 : 51

$15,000 to $19,999 : 2

$20,000 to $24,999 : 17

$25,000 to $29,999 : 37

$30,000 to $34,999 : 18

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 113

$50,000 to $59,999 : 134

$60,000 to $69,999 : 63

$70,000 to $79,999 : 228

$80,000 to $89,999 : 209

$90,000 to $99,999 : 84

$100,000 to $124,999 : 190

$125,000 to $149,999 : 221

$150,000 to $174,999 : 51

$175,000 to $199,999 : 0

$200,000 to $249,999 : 32

$250,000 to $299,999 : 0

$300,000 to $399,999 : 0

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 28

Home equity loan only : 56

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 833

Housing units without a mortgage : 555


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Watseka City, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 :

Built 1990 to 1999 : $82,900

Built 1980 to 1989 : $125,500

Built 1970 to 1979 : $107,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $73,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $77,800

Built 1940 to 1949 : $75,400

Built 1939 or earlier : $82,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Watseka City, Illinois: 58.3%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Watseka City, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 15.87%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 84.13%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Watseka City, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 40 40 $4,324,889
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

40 40 $4,324,889
2000        
  Single Family 29 29 $3,069,856
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

29 29 $3,069,856
2001        
  Single Family 35 35 $4,263,851
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

35 35 $4,263,851
2002        
  Single Family 28 28 $3,951,910
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

28 28 $3,951,910
2003        
  Single Family 39 39 $5,923,326
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

39 39 $5,923,326
2004        
  Single Family 57 57 $7,496,401
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

57 57 $7,496,401
2005        
  Single Family 33 33 $4,376,192
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

33 33 $4,376,192
2006        
  Single Family 39 39 $5,241,720
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

39 39 $5,241,720


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Watseka City, IL): $30,440
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Watseka City): $69,200
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Watseka City): $450
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Watseka City, Illinois

Utility Gas: 85.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.9%
Electricity: 11.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 1.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Watseka City, Illinois are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Watseka City, Illinois

Iroquois Home Health


     Address: 200 North Laird Lane, Watseka, Illinois 60970
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 9/30/1994

Ford Iroquois Public Health De


     Address: 114 North 3rd, Watseka, Illinois 60970
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 4/23/1974

R.m.c. Home Health Care


     Address: 350 North Wall Street Ll100, Kankakee, Illinois 60901
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 1/16/1985

Provena Home Health Kankakee


     Address: 179 E Bethel Drive, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 7/28/1972

Jasper County Hospital Home Health Care N Hospice


     Address: 1000 E Grace St, Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 5/13/1985

Hospitals Close To Watseka City, Illinois

Iroquois Memorial Hospital


     Address: 200 Fairman Street, Watseka, Illinois 60970
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital


     Address: 701 East Orange Street, Hoopeston, Illinois 60942
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Provena St Marys Hospital


     Address: 500 W Court St, Kankakee, Illinois 60901
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Riverside Medical Center


     Address: 350 N Wall St, Kankakee, Illinois 60901
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Jasper County Hospital


     Address: 1104 East Grace Street, Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Nursing Homes Close To Watseka City, Illinois

Sugar Creek Care Center


     Address: 900 North Market Street, Watseka, Illinois 60970
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 32
     Percent Occupied: 42%

Iroquois Resident Home, The


     Address: 200 Fairman Avenue, Watseka, Illinois 60970
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 33
     Percent Occupied: 94%

Watseka Rehab & Hlth Care Ctr


     Address: 715 East Raymond Road, Watseka, Illinois 60970
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 82
     Percent Occupied: 67%

Prairieview Lutheran Home


     Address: 403 North 4th Street, Danforth, Illinois 60930
     Ownership: Non Profit - Church Related
     Number of Residents: 20
     Percent Occupied: 80%

Gilman Nursing Home


     Address: 1390 South Crescent Street, Box 307, Gilman, Illinois 60938
     Ownership: For Profit - Partnership
     Number of Residents: 61
     Percent Occupied: 62%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Watseka City, Illinois

Name: Braidwood
Address: RR1, Box 84; Braceville, IL 60407
Distance: 42 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Watseka City, Illinois

    Retired Workers: 1,295
    Disabled Workers: 285
    Widowers Workers: 200
    Spouses Workers: 85
    Children Workers: 205


(updated 2007)



Iroquois County, Illinois Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 27.70%
  • Bush & Cheney 71.66%
  • Other 0.64%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Watseka City, Illinois citizens.

Relocation to Iroquois County, IL

5.25 % of Iroquois County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $31,523

Illinois Average 5.66 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Iroquois County, IL (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Kankakee County , IL 1.46 % ($32,034 AGI )
  • Cook County , IL 0.57 % ($33,565 AGI )
  • Ford County , IL 0.47 % ($36,053 AGI )

Relocation away from Iroquois County, IL

5.98 % of Iroquois County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $32,188

Illinois Average 5.99 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Iroquois County, IL (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Kankakee County , IL 1.59 % ($36,599 AGI )
  • Champaign County , IL 0.49 % ($25,559 AGI )
  • Ford County , IL 0.45 % ($31,963 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Illinois

Low Bracket: $0 (3.00%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (3.00%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Illinois

6.25%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Watseka City, Illinois is based on over 50 years of data.















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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Watseka City, Illinois directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Watseka City, Illinois

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 0
Rape n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 5 1 4
    per 100,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 95 19 77
Robbery n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 0 1 2
    per 100,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 19 0 19 39
Assault n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 12 5 4 7
    per 100,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 227 95 77 135
Burglary n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 45 46 34 32
    per 100,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 851 873 652 619
Larceny Theft n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 118 130 122 120
    per 100,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2,231 2,466 2,341 2,320
Vehicle Theft n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3 0 3 2
    per 100,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 57 0 58 39
Arson n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 2 2 1
    per 100,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 38 38 19
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3 3 2 3
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 42 45 40 39
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 22 24 21 21


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Illinois

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
17,100 17,890 23,749 19,695 23,604 21,007 21,317 28,206 22,406 22,891


(updated 2014)



Jails in Watseka City, Illinois


  • Iroquois County Jail


    550 South 10th Street, Watseka, IL 60970
    Capacity: 33
    Confined: 18
    Avg. Population: 24
    Year Built: 1964


(updated 2006)



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