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Population (year 2000): 8,196. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,285 (+1.1% change)
Males: 3,809 (46.5%), Females: 4,387 (53.5%)

Franklin County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 40.0 years
Median household income: $25,358 (year 2000)
Median house value: $41,500 (year 2000)

West Frankfort, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in West Frankfort:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (20.4%), German (13.2%), Irish (10.8%), English (10.6%), Italian (6.7%), Polish (3.3%).

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Elevation: 401 feet

Land area: 4.7 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in West Frankfort

  • High school or higher: 75.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Frankfort city

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -391 (-4.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Evansville, (94.5 miles www.ZipRealty.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (103.7 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (285.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (3.9 miles Orient, City, IL (5.4 miles Johnston Spur, IL (5.9 miles Freeman City, IL (6.8 miles West Hanaford, IL (7.1 miles) , IL Benton, (7.3 miles IL (7.6 miles Whiteash, IL (8.5 miles Buckner,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 15 buildings, average cost: $49,700
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $61,600
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $59,400
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $38,800
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,200
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $127,500

Latitude: 37.90 N, Longitude: 88.92 W

Area code: 618


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.3%), Manufacturing (17.4%), Retail trade (12.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +170 (+2.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,294 (41.2%)


 

Crime in West Frankfort by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 2 1 1 1 2
    per 100,000 48.8 24.4 12.2 12.2 12.2 24.4
Robberies 2 3 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 24.4 36.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.2
Assaults 38 42 79 64 79 56
    per 100,000 463.6 512.4 963.9 780.9 963.9 683.3
Burglaries 70 72 94 45 94 58
    per 100,000 854.1 878.5 1146.9 549.0 1146.9 707.7
Thefts 126 172 118 80 118 104
    per 100,000 1537.3 2098.6 1439.7 976.1 1439.7 1268.9
Auto thefts 13 4 4 14 4 4
    per 100,000 158.6 48.8 48.8 170.8 48.8 48.8
253.5 272.6 339.4 252.2 339.4 254.3


Average climate in West Frankfort, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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West Frankfort-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the West Frankfort city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near West Frankfort:
  • FRANKLIN HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; BENTON, IL)
  • HERRIN HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; HERRIN, IL)
  • MARION MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; MARION, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Frankfort:
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 12 miles; MARION, IL; ID: MWA)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 25 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; ID: MDH)
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 30 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; ID: MVN)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Frankfort:
  • BENTON MUNI (about 8 miles; BENTON, IL; ID: H96)
  • HARRISBURG-RALEIGH (about 28 miles; HARRISBURG, IL; ID: HSB)
  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 30 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; ID: PJY)


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
Water Supply 4 $9,485 $28,455 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $15,434 $46,302 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 3 $5,765 $23,060 1 $12
Streets and Highways 10 $29,825 $35,790 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $14,849 $29,698 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 17 $52,786 $37,260 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $5,132 $30,792 6 $164
Financial Administration 9 $18,274 $24,365 0 $0
Firefighters 11 $39,491 $43,081 10 $517
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,063 $24,756 1 $221
Totals for Government 67 $193,105 $34,585 18 $914


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Frankfort:
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 15 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 23 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; FT enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; FT enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 83 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 7,333)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 90 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 7,510)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 91 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE (about 96 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,440)
Public high school in West Frankfort:
  • FRANKFORT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 601 E MAIN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in West Frankfort:
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 148; Location: PO BOX 616 HWY 37 S; Grades: PK - 12)
  • EZRA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 1345 EZRA STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Frankfort:
  • FRANKFORT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 568; Location: 800 N CHERRY ST; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • DENNING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 431; Location: 1401 W 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 02)
  • CENTRAL JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 1500 E 9TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in West Frankfort:
  • ST JOHN -BABTIST CATHO ELEM SC (Students: 90; Location: 702 EAST POPLAR STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in West Frankfort:
  • WEST FRANKFORT P.L. (Operating income: $115,560; Location: 402 EAST POPLAR ST.; 38,289 books; 673 audio materials; 166 video materials; 63 serial subscriptions)
 

West Frankfort compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in West Frankfort:
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • 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.)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Frankfort:
  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBVN (104.5 FM; CARRIER MILLS, IL; Owner: KENNETH W. AND JANE A. ANDERSON)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Frankfort:
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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