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ALBION, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County EDWARDS        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 2,285 2,116 1,933 1,988 1,988 Avg. Winter Temp 35.00 F 1.67 C County 7,961 7,440 6,971 6,721 6,721 Avg. Summer Temp 79.00 F 26.11 C Labor 0 0 3,870 3,186 3,015 Avg. Annual Rainfall 42.00 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 15.00 In 38.10 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning NO 
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1968       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad NO 
 
 Fire Insurance Class  6    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         18
    Police Department            3          3          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  32
                                               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  30 MI   48 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     84,612,263
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-64, STATE ROUTE 130 & 15                        
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    11 MI   18 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   1
          Interstate Carriers  13
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport EVANSVILLE REGIONAL, EVANSVILLE INDIANA
                     Local NO    44 MI 70 KM
       Commercial Airlines    8   Flights per day   39

    Nearest Public Airport FAIRFIELD MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO   16 MI   26 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  3,200 FT     960 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available NO 
     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    40 MI   67 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           437       699       3         1
Chicago           271       434       2         1
Cleveland         481       770       3         1
Dallas            749     1,198       4         2
Denver            993     1,589       4         2
Detroit           459       734       3         1
Kansas City       393       629       2         1
Los Angeles     1,881     3,010       8         4
Memphis           260       416       2         1
Minneapolis       674     1,078       4         2
New Orleans       651     1,042       4         2
New York          884     1,414       4         2
St. Louis         139       222       1         1
Seattle         2,282     3,651      10         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NORFOLK SOUTHERN                       
ILL. CENTRAL GULF                      
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    44 MI   70 KM
Container Service NO    44 MI   70 KM

Remarks
INTERMODAL SERVICE AVAILABLE.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,180,000           4,484,000
            Treatment Capacity        2,160,000           8,208,000
          Average Daily Demand          410,682           1,560,592
             Peak Daily Demand          772,000           2,933,600
               Excess Capacity        1,388,000           5,274,400

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        1,800,000           6,840,800
                  Present Load          270,000           1,026,000
               Excess Capacity        1,530,000           5,814,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier CONSUMER GAS CO.         
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS                           
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers     

Remarks
PIPELINE SOURCE-TEXAS EASTERN GAS TRANSPORTATION 
AVAILABLE

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  17 MI   27 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     2
            Dentists in Community     1
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    17 MI   27 KM

Remarks
Four hospitals with 324 beds within 25 miles.  
Clinics are 17 and 25 miles away.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        20         338
Junior High               1         7         161
High School               1        28         250
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 19.7

Remarks
ELEMENTARY-JUNIOR HIGH-HIGH SCHOOL K-12.  K-12 
SCHOOL BUILT 1987 TEACHER STUDENT RATIO 16 TO 1 
STUDENT ASSESSMENT ABOVE STATE & NATIONAL AVERAGE.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CHAMPION LABS              AUTO FILTERS            1,243  NONE             1955
                         
MCDONALDS                  FAST FOOD                  36                   1996
                         
EDWARDS CO. SCHOOL         EDUCATION                 125                   1948
                         
CITIZENS NATIONAL          FINANCIAL                  37                   1940
BANK                     
IGA GROCERY                FOOD INDUSTRY              40                   1980
                         
HUFF SEALING CORP.         ASPHALT (SEASONAL)         30                   1972
                         
PRECISION SOYA             SEED PACKAGING             17                   1989
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for EDWARDS COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     3,015
             Unemployed     248
             Percentage   8.20%
         Total Employed     2,767
          Manufacturing  72.20%
      Non-Manufacturing  25.90%
            Agriculture   1.90%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   1
            Number won by union   1
          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 8 S        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.76  $ 29.95   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.09  $ 24.36
Assembler-Electronic     $  8.62  $ 11.33   Office Clerk             $  8.73  $ 13.06
Assembler-Production     $  9.24  $ 14.10   Secretary                $  9.35  $ 14.38
Computer Operator        $ 12.92  $ 23.82   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.19  $ 18.38
Computer Programmer      $ 18.01  $ 27.87   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.82  $ 17.88
Data Entry Operator      $  9.19  $ 11.38   Systems Analyst          $ 17.82  $ 33.96
Drill or Punch Press     $ 13.46  $ 18.12   Technician               $ 15.75  $ 22.75
Engineer                 $ 23.76  $ 35.62   Tool & Die Maker         $ 13.84  $ 24.97
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.70  $ 12.66   Warehouse Worker         $ 12.00  $ 18.41
Laborer                  $ 11.16  $ 20.19   Welder                   $ 12.33  $ 17.88
Machinist                $ 11.39  $ 18.79   Word Processor           $  9.85  $ 18.97

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       2        Protestant Churches  14
                 Number of Rooms     114          Catholic Churches   0
                     Restaurants      11          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       0               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       3      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River WABASH RIVER                                      

Remarks
3 COUNTRY CLUBS WITHIN 25 MILES. BEAL WOOD STATE 
PARK 7 MILES, ACTIVE SUMMER BASEBALL PROGAM, 
FISHING & HUNTING COUNTRY.

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 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  1.2417%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  2.1287%          2010       2009              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.0532%         8.3355%    8.3204%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.0921%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  8.5159%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Steve McMahel                        Sarah Mann                         
Mayor                                Executive Director       
City of Albion                       Greater Wabash RPC                 
27 West Elm St.                      10 W. Main, P.O. Box 209           
Albion, IL  628061016                Albion, IL  628060209
Phone (618) 445-3214                 Phone (618) 445-3612
  Fax (618) 445-3190                   Fax (618) 445-3629

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62806           Rep Dist           108                          
                            Senate Dist        54                           
                            Congressional Dist 19               


Remarks
Mayor e-mail: mcmahel@frontier.com, Sarah Mann's 
E-mail: sarahmann@gwrpc.com.
LOW CRIME RATE AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE, LOCATED ONE 
HOUR DRIVE FROM EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, SCENIC WABASH
 RIVER 9 MILES.

Last updated 07/31/2013
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