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Population (year 2000): 12,384. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,440 (+0.5% change)
Males: 5,842 (47.2%), Females: 6,542 (52.8%)

Effingham County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $34,761 (year 2000)
Median house value: $86,900 (year 2000)

Effingham, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Effingham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (37.4%), Irish (10.3%), English (10.2%), United States (9.0%), French (2.6%), Italian (2.4%).Illinois

Elevation: 592 feet

Land area: 8.7 square miles

Effingham,

For population 25 years and over in Effingham

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Effingham city

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +232 (+1.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Decatur, (57.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (121.5 miles www.HealthGrades.com )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (197.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (4.7 miles Teutopolis, IL Watson, (6.8 miles IL (8.1 miles Sigel, IL (8.6 miles Shumway, IL (11.4 miles Stewardson, IL (11.9 miles Montrose, IL (12.2 miles Dieterich, IL (12.9 miles Mason,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 66 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2003: 41 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2004: 56 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $156,200

Latitude: 39.12 N, Longitude: 88.55 W

Area code: 217

Effingham, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.2%), Educational,health and social services (19.4%), Retail trade (13.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,028 (+72.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,677 (76.8%)

Crime in Effingham by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 8.1 8.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 14 4 12 10 12 8
    per 100,000 113.0 32.3 96.9 80.7 96.9 64.6
Robberies 9 6 4 4 4 9
    per 100,000 72.7 48.4 32.3 32.3 32.3 72.7
Assaults 43 32 36 34 36 32
    per 100,000 347.2 258.4 290.7 274.5 290.7 258.4
Burglaries 82 77 117 100 117 66
    per 100,000 662.1 621.8 944.8 807.5 944.8 532.9
Thefts 566 659 579 601 579 570
    per 100,000 4570.4 5321.4 4675.4 4853.0 4675.4 4602.7
Auto thefts 23 20 31 14 31 16
    per 100,000 185.7 161.5 250.3 113.0 250.3 129.2
388.6 356.5 379.8 356.6 379.8 331.1

Average climate in Effingham, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Effingham,

Effingham-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Effingham city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/6/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Brian Shouse - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Texas Rangers, born: Sep 26, 1968), Jimmy Kite - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Feb 18, 1976).


Hospital/medical center in Effingham:
  • ST ANTHONYS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (503 N MAPLE STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Effingham:
  • SHELBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • SARAH BUSH LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER (about 28 miles; MATTOON, IL)
  • CLAY COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; FLORA, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Effingham:
  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 31 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; ID: MTO)
  • DECATUR (about 54 miles; DECATUR, IL; ID: DEC)
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 60 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; ID: MVN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Effingham:
  • EFFINGHAM COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 4 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL; ID: 1H2)
  • PERCIVAL SPRINGS (about 9 miles; WATSON, IL; ID: 2T2)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 28 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL; ID: 2H0)

Amtrak station:
EFFINGHAM (S. BANKERS ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 10 $32,657 $39,188 1 $483
Financial Administration 10 $28,574 $34,288 0 $0
Local Libraries 3 $8,161 $32,644 10 $7,450
Streets and Highways 16 $50,754 $38,065 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $21,456 $42,912 1 $1,370
Sewerage 4 $14,838 $44,514 1 $1,802
Police Protection - Officers 25 $99,909 $47,956 2 $514
Fire - Other 1 $2,384 $28,608 0 $0
Police - Other 15 $31,275 $25,020 7 $3,038
Water Supply 17 $57,103 $40,308 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   5 $11,488
Firefighters 19 $76,308 $48,194 0 $0
Totals for Government 126 $423,419 $40,325 27 $26,145
College/University in Effingham:
  • DOROTHY CHRYSLER SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Location: 307 W JEFFERSON ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Effingham:
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 28 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; FT enrollment: 9,582)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; DECATUR, IL; FT enrollment: 2,274)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 71 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; FT enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 72 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 36,284)
  • VINCENNES UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; VINCENNES, IN; FT enrollment: 6,201)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-WABASH VALLEY (about 82 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,099)
Public high school in Effingham:
  • EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 865; Location: 1301 W GROVE AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Effingham:
  • ST ANTHONY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 304 E ROADWAY PO BOX 545; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Effingham:
  • EFFINGHAM JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 667; Location: 600 S HENRIETTA ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CENTRAL GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 629; Location: 10421 N US HWY 45; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • SOUTH SIDE GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 211 W DOUGLAS AVE; Grades: PK - 02)
  • EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 273; Location: 3224 S BANKER; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WEST SIDE GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 900 W EDGAR AVE; Grades: 01 - 02)
  • GREEN CREEK GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 20117 N 1525TH ST; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • EAST SIDE PRE-SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 205 N 1ST ST; Grades: PK - PK)
  • TLC FUNKHOUSER (Students: 44; Location: 12073 N 1000TH RD; Grades: 02 - 12)
  • ESP SAFE SCHOOLS PROGRAM (Students: 8; Location: 106 N THIRD ST; Grades: 07 - 09)
Private primary/middle schools in Effingham:
  • ST ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 429; Location: 412 NORTH THIRD STREET; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: 407 S HENRIETTA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Effingham:
  • HELEN MATTHES LIB. (Operating income: $416,174; Location: 100 E. MARKET AVENUE; 68,695 books; 3,200 audio materials; 1,493 video materials; 175 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Effingham: Effingham County Jail (A), Effingham County Courthouse (B), Effingham City Hall (C), Helen Matthes Library (D).

Churches in Effingham include: Saint Johns Lutheran Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Free Methodist Church (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), Saint Anthonys Roman Catholic Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G).

Cemeteries: Saint John Lutheran Cemetery (1), Saint Anthony Catholic Cemetery (2), Rinehart Cemetery (3), Effingham City Cemetery (4).

Reservoir: Cips Lake (A).

Park in Effingham: Bliss Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Effingham compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Effingham:
  • WCRA (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Effingham:
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WKJT (102.3 FM; TEUTOPOLIS, IL; Owner: JOHN W. KIRBY)
  • W208AN (91.3 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W204BG (88.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXEF (97.9 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
TV broadcast stations around Effingham:
  • WEIL-LP (Channel 54; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

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