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ABINGDON, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County KNOX           
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 4,210 3,597 3,612 3,319 3,319 Avg. Winter Temp 28.00 F -2.22 C County 61,607 56,393 55,836 52,919 52,919 Avg. Summer Temp 74.00 F 23.33 C Labor 0 0 29,610 26,206 25,028 Avg. Annual Rainfall 27.00 In 68.58 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 21.00 In 53.34 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1998       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  6    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         30
    Police Department            4          8          7
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  25
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   9 MI   14 KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $     85,345,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
Police Dept Volunteer numbers listed are for 
auxiliary members.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-74                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    10 MI   16 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   0
          Interstate Carriers   0
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport NOT SPECIFIED
                     Local NO     9 MI 14 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    8

    Nearest Public Airport GALESBURG MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO    9 MI   14 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  5,800 FT   1,740 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway NONE                     
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO     0 MI    0 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           825     1,320       2         3
Chicago           183       292       1         1
Cleveland         550       880       2         2
Dallas            892     1,427       2         3
Denver            950     1,520       2         3
Detroit           425       680       2         2
Kansas City       329       526       1         1
Los Angeles     2,050     3,280       5         6
Memphis           500       800       1         2
Minneapolis       407       651       1         2
New Orleans       805     1,288       2         3
New York        1,000     1,600       2         4
St. Louis         187       299       1         1
Seattle         2,145     3,432       5         6

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NORTHERN                    
SANTE FE                               
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO     8 MI   13 KM
Container Service NO     8 MI   13 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source OTHER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,150,000           4,370,000
            Treatment Capacity          864,000           3,283,200
          Average Daily Demand          330,000           1,254,000
             Peak Daily Demand          450,000           1,710,000
               Excess Capacity          414,000           1,573,200

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          800,000           3,040,000
                  Present Load          400,000           1,520,000
               Excess Capacity          400,000           1,520,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T VERIZON   

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   9 MI   14 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     1
            Dentists in Community     2
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     9 MI   14 KM

Remarks
150 bed nursing home in Abingdon.  Specialists 
also available in Galesburg (9 miles).

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1         0         361
Junior High               1         0         162
High School               1         0         232
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 22.5

Remarks
TOTAL NUMBER OF TEACHERS FOR ELEMENTARY, JR HIGH 
AND HIGH SCHOOL IS 65.  JUNIOR COLLEGE AND 4-YEAR 
COLLEGE IN GALESBURG.  UNIVERSITY IN MACOMB.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CARE CENTER                NURSING HOME               73                      0
                         
MOLINE CONSUMERS           AG.LIME & ROAD STONE       18                      0
CO.                      

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for KNOX COUNTY                             
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    25,028
             Unemployed   2,092
             Percentage   8.40%
         Total Employed    22,936
          Manufacturing  25.80%
      Non-Manufacturing  73.20%
            Agriculture   1.00%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   0
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Reg 10 WC      

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 16.61  $ 28.86   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.62  $ 23.23
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.39  $ 16.89   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 14.14
Assembler-Production     $ 10.13  $ 16.46   Secretary                $  9.93  $ 14.08
Computer Operator        $ 12.78  $ 21.08   Sheet Metal Worker       $  8.65  $ 11.24
Computer Programmer      $ 10.14  $ 25.83   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  8.85  $ 14.27
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.34  $ 14.69   Systems Analyst          $ 19.89  $ 30.25
Drill or Punch Press     $ 10.76  $ 16.45   Technician               $ 17.86  $ 28.62
Engineer                 $ 22.83  $ 37.23   Tool & Die Maker         $ 18.33  $ 26.52
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.73  $ 13.55   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.36  $ 16.48
Laborer                  $  9.97  $ 16.10   Welder                   $ 11.99  $ 15.80
Machinist                $ 16.73  $ 24.97   Word Processor           $ 11.73  $ 19.71

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE AT 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      11        Protestant Churches   8
                 Number of Rooms     500          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      56          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     160              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       3      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River Spoon River, Lake Bracken                         

Remarks
THERE ARE COUNTRY CLUBS AVAILABLE IN GALESBURG (9 
MILES).  ONE COUNTRY CLUB 6 MILES.

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2006          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  7.50%
    City  1.2330%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.0838%          2003       0                 Electricity  5.00%
  School  6.0804%         8.7539%    0.0000%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  1.9358%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total 10.3330%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Sheila Day                           Sheila Day                         
City Clerk                           City Clerk               
City of Abingdon                     City of Abingdon                   
114 East Meek                        114 East Meek                      
Abingdon, IL  614101506              Abingdon, IL  614101506
Phone (309) 462-3182                 Phone (309) 462-3182
  Fax (309) 462-5720                   Fax (309) 462-5720

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61410           Rep Dist            94                          
                            Senate Dist        47                           
                            Congressional Dist 17               


Remarks
Chamber of Commerce Website: 
http://abingdon-tech.com/abingdon/Chamber%20of%20C
ommerce/index.html.
E-mail: aacc@abingdon.net.

Last updated 05/06/2013
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