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ALTAMONT, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County EFFINGHAM      
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 2,390 2,296 2,283 2,319 2,319 Avg. Winter Temp 28.50 F -1.94 C County 30,868 35,827 34,264 34,242 34,242 Avg. Summer Temp 78.00 F 25.55 C Labor 0 0 18,404 18,471 18,297 Avg. Annual Rainfall 39.00 In 99.06 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 25.50 In 64.77 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan No             - Rev.    0       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         30
    Police Department            6          3          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   3
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  35
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  12 MI   19 KM
 
                 Banks   3  Assets $    660,828,000
     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   2 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-70, I-57, 10 MILES EAST                         
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   9
               Local Carriers   0
          Interstate Carriers   9
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport EFFINGHAM COUNTY MEMORIAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    12 MI 19 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    2

    Nearest Public Airport EFFINGHAM COUNTY MEMORIAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO   45 MI   72 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  4,500 FT   1,350 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           475       760       4         5
Chicago           275       440       1         1
Cleveland         460       736       3         2
Dallas            730     1,168       4         5
Denver            940     1,504       3         5
Detroit           540       864       3         2
Kansas City       340       544       2         2
Los Angeles     1,930     3,088       4         7
Memphis           280       448       2         2
Minneapolis       540       864       3         3
New Orleans       700     1,120       2         4
New York          880     1,408       3         3
St. Louis          85       136       1         1
Seattle         2,200     3,520       4         9

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CONRAIL                                
UNION PACIFIC                          
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    85 MI  136 KM
Container Service NO   100 MI  160 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity      285,000,000       1,083,000,000
            Treatment Capacity          763,200           2,900,160
          Average Daily Demand          217,000             824,600
             Peak Daily Demand          476,000           1,808,800
               Excess Capacity          287,200           1,091,360

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process Bacteria Treatment  
            Treatment Capacity          298,000           1,132,400
                  Present Load          406,000           1,542,800
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier LIBERTY UTILITIES        
       Electric Supplier IMEA                     
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers     

Remarks
LONG DISTANCE: CUSTOMER CHOICE.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  12 MI   19 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     2
            Dentists in Community     1
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    12 MI   19 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2        38         522
Junior High               1         6         117
High School               1        19         260
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 22.2

Remarks
JUNIOR COLLEGE IS IN MATTOON.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
UNIT 10 SCHOOL             EDUCATION                  72                      0
DISTRICT                 
IRWIN TELESCOPIC           FOLDING BLEACHERS         127  NONE                0
SEATING                  
FREDERKING CONSTRUCTION    RESIDENTIAL & LIGHT         8  NONE                0
                         
ADM GRAIN                  PURCHASE/SELL GRAIN        13  NONE                0
                         
SCHULTZ DAIRY BAR/DEB'S    RESTAURANT/CATERING        57  NONE                0
CATERING                 
LUTHERAN CARE CENTER       NURSING HOME              150  NONE                0
                         
INTEGRITY PLUMBING         PLUMBING/ELECTRIC          17  NONE                0
& ELECTRIC               
R & H PLUMBING             PLUMBING/HEATING           14  NONE                0
& HEATING                
HOME CENTER                HARDWARE RETAILER          12  NONE                0
                         
A & H IMPLEMENT            AUTO REPAIR & SALES         8  NONE                0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for EFFINGHAM COUNTY                        
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force    18,297
             Unemployed   1,335
             Percentage   7.30%
         Total Employed    16,962
          Manufacturing  30.10%
      Non-Manufacturing  69.20%
            Agriculture   0.70%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   1
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   1
      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 7 SE       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.45  $ 31.89   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 11.09  $ 20.03
Assembler-Electronic     $  8.94  $ 14.08   Office Clerk             $  8.64  $ 12.16
Assembler-Production     $  9.29  $ 17.25   Secretary                $ 10.14  $ 14.73
Computer Operator        $ 13.15  $ 18.12   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.01  $ 16.61
Computer Programmer      $ 17.17  $ 32.97   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  9.90  $ 15.70
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.44  $ 16.67   Systems Analyst          $ 18.91  $ 36.85
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.69  $ 15.29   Technician               $ 13.67  $ 26.34
Engineer                 $ 24.58  $ 36.09   Tool & Die Maker         $ 13.15  $ 25.00
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.95  $ 15.09   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.80  $ 17.66
Laborer                  $ 10.91  $ 19.71   Welder                   $ 11.27  $ 17.26
Machinist                $ 11.73  $ 17.69   Word Processor           $ 10.14  $ 14.73

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       2        Protestant Churches   9
                 Number of Rooms      50          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       6          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     100              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       3               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River Lake Shelbyville, Lake Sara                       

Remarks

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 2012          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.50%
    City  0.6556%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.6121%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.05%
  School  4.8414%         6.6807%    6.6810%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  0.8889%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  6.9979%                                             Water  0.00%

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Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Larry Taylor                         Sarah Stephen                      
Mayor                                City Clerk               
City of Altamont                     City of Altamont                   
202 North Second Street              202 North Second Street            
Altamont, IL  624111494              Altamont, IL  624111494
Phone (618) 483-5212                 Phone (618) 483-5212
  Fax (618) 483-6255                   Fax (618) 483-6255

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62411           Rep Dist           102   109                    
                            Senate Dist        51    55                     
                            Congressional Dist 19               


Remarks
Sarah Stephen E-mail: sstephen@altamontil.net
City Website: www.altamontil.net

Last updated 11/07/2012
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