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ATKINSON, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County HENRY          
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 1,138 950 1,001 972 966 Avg. Winter Temp 24.80 F -4.00 C County 57,968 51,159 51,020 50,486 50,155 Avg. Summer Temp 73.20 F 22.89 C Labor 29,772 26,236 27,314 26,991 26,856 Avg. Annual Rainfall 38.04 In 96.62 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 35.00 In 88.90 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government PRESIDENT / TRUSTEES / VI     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1997       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  7    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         26
    Police Department            1          4          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations  21
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   5
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   4 Daily    4 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  20 MI   32 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone YES
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
ATKINSON IS A 2008 GOVERNOR'S HOME TOWN AWARD 
RECIPIENT (GOVERNOR'S CUP FINALIST).  ATKINSON IS 
PART OF THE DAVENPORT-MOLINE-ROCK ISLAND, IA-IL 
MSA.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-80                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   1
          Interstate Carriers   5
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport QUAD CITY INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    28 MI 45 KM
       Commercial Airlines    4   Flights per day   25

    Nearest Public Airport QUAD CITY INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO   28 MI   45 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway 10,000 FT   3,048 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 See Remarks              
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local YES    2 MI    3 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           645     1,032       2         3
Chicago           150       240       1         1
Cleveland         449       718       1         2
Dallas            796     1,274       2         3
Denver            904     1,446       2         3
Detroit           395       632       1         2
Kansas City       354       566       1         2
Los Angeles     1,943     3,109       4         5
Memphis           442       707       1         2
Minneapolis       423       677       1         2
New Orleans       830     1,328       2         3
New York          911     1,458       2         3
St. Louis         210       336       1         1
Seattle         1,991     3,185       4         6

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
IOWA INTERSTATE RR         DAILY       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service YES   13 MI   21 KM
Container Service YES   13 MI   21 KM

Remarks
ADJACENT WATERWATY HENNIPIN CANAL, NOT NAVIGABLE.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier VILLAGE                  
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          236,000             896,800
            Treatment Capacity          540,000           2,052,000
          Average Daily Demand           94,394             358,697
             Peak Daily Demand          183,648             697,862
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          160,000             608,000
                  Present Load          208,591             792,646
               Excess Capacity        1,208,068           4,590,658

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier HENRY COUNTY TELEPHONE CO.                        
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT   

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  10 MI   16 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES   10 MI   16 KM

Remarks
EMT SERVICE THROUGH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                3         0       1,123
Junior High               1         0         626
High School               1         0         857
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 21.8

Remarks
Atkinson is part of Genesco CUSD #228.  Nearby 
access to Augustana College, Western IL Univ. Quad
 City Campus, Quad City Grad Center, Blackhawk 
College & Scott Comm.
College for training & professional development.  
Univ. of Northern IL 91 miles East, Western IL 
Univ. 102 miles South & Univ. of Iowa 91 miles 
West.


Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
WYFFELS HYBRIDS            SEED CORN COMPANY          40                      0
INC.                     
ATKINSON FIRE DEPT.                                   26                      0
                         
ATKINSON GRAIN                                        24                      0
& FERTILIZER             
EXCEL SCHOOL                                          20                      0
                         
VAN OPDORP TRUCKING        TRUCKING                   18                      0
                         
REGIONAL OFFICE                                       18                      0
OF EDUCATION             
MORTON BUILDINGS                                      16                      0
INC.                     
LIONS DEN                  RETAIL                     15                      0
                         
CASEYS                     RETAIL                     12                      0
                         
LISA'S PLACE                                           7                      0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for HENRY COUNTY                            
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    26,856
             Unemployed   1,976
             Percentage   7.40%
         Total Employed    24,880
          Manufacturing  14.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  82.50%
            Agriculture   3.50%

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 Region 6 NW    

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.28  $ 32.57   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 15.10  $ 22.16
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.08  $ 15.71   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 13.83
Assembler-Production     $ 10.36  $ 15.28   Secretary                $  9.99  $ 15.86
Computer Operator        $ 14.06  $ 22.55   Sheet Metal Worker       $  9.37  $ 13.42
Computer Programmer      $ 20.11  $ 35.23   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 11.19  $ 17.86
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.03  $ 13.94   Systems Analyst          $ 21.42  $ 40.06
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.51  $ 16.55   Technician               $ 17.71  $ 27.53
Engineer                 $ 24.05  $ 43.96   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.92  $ 26.59
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.82  $ 13.72   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.89  $ 18.67
Laborer                  $ 12.27  $ 24.62   Welder                   $  9.37  $ 13.42
Machinist                $ 12.44  $ 22.07   Word Processor           $  9.49  $ 15.79

Remarks
Additional employers: Atkinson Landfill - 5, 
Dedecker Hardware - 6, Heinold Hog Markets - 6, 
Derue Trucking - 6.  Wage rates 2011 from IL Dept 
of Employment Security website.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      47        Protestant Churches  74
                 Number of Rooms   5,090          Catholic Churches  10
                     Restaurants     492          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   1,500              Country Clubs   7
             Public Golf Courses      26               Health Clubs  48
            Public Tennis Courts      37      Public Swimming Pools  10
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River HENNEPIN CANAL, GREEN RIVER                       

Remarks
EXCELLENT FISHING IN STRIP MINE LAKES, HENNEPIN 
CANAL, AND GREEN RIVER.  THREE FISHING CLUBS.  178
 PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, SWIMMING, FISHING, WATER 
SKIING, BOATING. I-WIRELESS CENTER - 12,000 SEAT 
ARENA AND CONVENTION CENTER.  MSA DATA.  RELIGION 
- HENRY COUNTY DATA.

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  6.25%
    City  0.7285%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9316%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.0609%         8.0246%    8.0401%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  2.2996%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  8.0206%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Kathleen Repass, Director            Meghan Overton                     
Henry Co. Economic Dev.              Planner - Data Services  
Partnership (HCEDP)                  Bi-State Regional Comm.            
307 W Center St                      1504 Third Ave, Box 3368           
Cambridge, IL  61230                 Rock Island, IL  612043368
Phone (309) 235-9609                 Phone (309) 793-6300
  Fax (   )    -                       Fax (309) 793-6305

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61235           Rep Dist           74                           
                            Senate Dist        37                           
                            Congressional Dist 17               


Remarks
Kathleen Repass E-mail: director@hcedp.com, HCEDP 
Website: www.hcedp.com.  Meghan Overton E-mail: 
moverton@bistateonline.org.

Last updated 07/16/2013
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