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ARCOLA, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County DOUGLAS        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 2,500 2,678 2,652 2,916 2,916 Avg. Winter Temp 30.00 F -1.11 C County 19,774 19,464 19,922 19,980 19,980 Avg. Summer Temp 79.00 F 26.11 C Labor 0 0 13,098 10,281 9,986 Avg. Annual Rainfall 41.00 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 18.00 In 45.72 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 YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  7    in city   7    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         30
    Police Department            6          7          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels   4
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $      1,472,600
     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 YES
 
Remarks
REVOLVING LOAN FUND AVAILABLE.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers   6
          Interstate Carriers   3
          Intrastate Carriers   3

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    16 MI 26 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    1

    Nearest Public Airport U OF I WILLARD AIRPORT
                     Local NO   25 MI   40 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway      0 FT       0 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available NO 

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           560       896       2         1
Chicago           180       288       1         1
Cleveland         450       720       2         1
Dallas            700     1,120       2         2
Denver            910     1,456       2         2
Detroit           400       640       1         1
Kansas City       490       784       2         1
Los Angeles     2,000     3,200       4         4
Memphis           320       512       1         1
Minneapolis       560       896       2         1
New Orleans       700     1,120       2         2
New York          950     1,520       2         2
St. Louis         160       256       1         1
Seattle         2,100     3,360       4         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CANADIAN NATIONAL                      
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    35 MI   56 KM
Container Service NO    35 MI   56 KM

Remarks
LONGEST RUNWAY - JETS.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source OTHER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          500,000           1,900,000
            Treatment Capacity          500,000           1,900,000
          Average Daily Demand          250,000             950,000
             Peak Daily Demand          281,915           1,071,277
               Excess Capacity          218,085             828,723

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          500,000           1,900,000
                  Present Load          200,000             760,000
               Excess Capacity          300,000           1,140,000

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

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  13 MI   21 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     3
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    13 MI   21 KM

Remarks
AMBULANCE SERVICE.  TWO FITNESS CENTERS, 2 
CHIROPRACTORS.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        44         368
Junior High               1         0         116
High School               1        36         215
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0      60,000
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0      60,000

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 19.5

Remarks
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS - 29 - AND ENROLLMENT  - 312 
- ARE FOR JR. AND HIGH SCHOOL COMBINED.  EXCELLENT
 SCHOOL SYSTEM.  3 COMM. COLLEGES WITHIN 25 MILES.
  3 UNIVERSITIES WITHIN 35 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CAP & GOWN/HERFF-JONES     GRAD CAP/GOWNS            210  NONE             1946
                         
LIBMAN BROOM CO            BROOMS                    280  NONE             1896
& HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS     
MONAHAN PARTNERS/MONAHAN   MOPS/SPEC FILAMENTS        50  NONE             1880
FILAMENTS                
CUSD #306                  EDUCATION                 109  NONE             1872
                         
ARCOLA HEALTH CARE         NURSING FACILITY           65  NONE             1962
                         
GL DOEMELT                 CNC MACHINING              25                   1985
                         
I-57 TRUCK/TRALIER         TRAILER REPAIR             20  NONE             1981
                         
TRUE VALUE                 HARDWARE                   15  NONE             1956
                         
J.E.R. OVERHAUL            ELECTROMATIC UNITS         42  NONE             1996
                         
MID-STATES STEEL           STEEL CONVERTER            16  NONE             1997
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for DOUGLAS COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force     9,986
             Unemployed     872
             Percentage   8.70%
         Total Employed     9,114
          Manufacturing  43.10%
      Non-Manufacturing  55.70%
            Agriculture   1.20%

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 2 EC       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.96  $ 34.18   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 15.28  $ 25.98
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.72  $ 15.08   Office Clerk             $  9.13  $ 15.60
Assembler-Production     $  9.43  $ 13.21   Secretary                $ 11.26  $ 19.68
Computer Operator        $ 10.30  $ 16.02   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.81  $ 25.87
Computer Programmer      $ 16.63  $ 32.49   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.12  $ 16.34
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.24  $ 14.59   Systems Analyst          $ 21.41  $ 37.01
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.60  $ 18.50   Technician               $ 11.37  $ 23.92
Engineer                 $ 22.65  $ 39.20   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.47  $ 24.59
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.87  $ 15.06   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.76  $ 16.47
Laborer                  $ 11.31  $ 21.94   Welder                   $ 10.81  $ 18.72
Machinist                $ 11.66  $ 17.74   Word Processor           $ 12.81  $ 20.19

Remarks
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYER: DAYTON FREIGHT, FREIGHT 
TERMINAL, 25, NONE, 2010.  WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL
 DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       6        Protestant Churches  10
                 Number of Rooms     186          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      10          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     400              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       4      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River KASKASKIA RIVER                                   

Remarks
TOURISM TOWN DUE TO PROXIMITY TO ILLINOIS LARGEST 
AMISH COMMUNITY.  WE HAVE EXCELLENT FACILITIES FOR
 A COMMUNITY OUR SIZE DUE TO NEED TO ACCOMODATE 
TOURISTS.  COMMUNITY HAS TWO FIRST CLASS BED AND 
BREAKFASTS.

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  6.75%
    City  1.0185%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.0238%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.5362%        9.0278%    8.9068%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  2.6289%                                         Telephone  2.22%
   Total 9.2339%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Bill Wagoner                         Bill Wagoner                       
City Administrator                   City Administrator       
City of Arcola                       City of Arcola                     
114 N. Locust/PO Box 215             114 N. Locust/PO Box 215           
Arcola, IL  619100215                Arcola, IL  619100215
Phone (217) 268-4966                 Phone (217) 268-4966
  Fax (217) 268-4968                   Fax (217) 268-4968

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61910           Rep Dist           110                          
                            Senate Dist        55                           
                            Congressional Dist 15               


Remarks
City E-Mail: arcola-administrator@consolidated.net
City Website: www.arcolaillinois.org

Last updated 11/07/2012
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