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CENTRALIA, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MARION
Additional Counties CLINTON         WASHINGTON      JEFFERSON      

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 15,652 14,274 14,136 13,032 13,032 Avg. Winter Temp 31.00 F -0.56 C County 43,523 41,561 41,691 39,437 39,437 Avg. Summer Temp 78.00 F 25.56 C Labor 0 0 21,093 18,341 18,341 Avg. Annual Rainfall 38.00 In 96.52 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 16.00 In 40.64 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MANAGER / COUNCIL / CITY      Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - 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 3     in city  6     outside

                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           27          0          0
    Police Department           29          0          0

Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   2
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  74
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    2 Weekly

         Machine Shops   4  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM

                 Banks   6  Assets $    360,000,000
     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 YES

Remarks
NO COUNTY ZONING IN MARION, ONLY CLINTON.  FIVE
TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICTS.  LOW COST BUILD
 TO SUIT PROPOSALS; BELOW MARKET LAND COSTS; LOCAL
 PURCHASE OF INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS (IRB'S);
LOCAL LOW-INTEREST LOANS.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57,I-64 DIVIDED 4-LANE TO I-64 (US-51)
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     8 MI   13 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   3
               Local Carriers   4
          Interstate Carriers   6
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport LAMBERT INT., ST LOUIS MO.
                     Local NO    75 MI120 KM
       Commercial Airlines   10   Flights per day 1039

    Nearest Public Airport CENTRALIA MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE
            Longest Runway  5,200 FT   1,586 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           521       834       2         2
Chicago           279       446       1         1
Cleveland         525       840       2         2
Dallas            665     1,064       2         3
Denver            950     1,520       3         3
Detroit           488       781       2         3
Kansas City       285       456       4         1
Los Angeles     1,905     3,048       4         5
Memphis           300       480       1         1
Minneapolis       650     1,040       3         3
New Orleans       725     1,160       3         3
New York          950     1,520       3         4
St. Louis          60        96       1         1
Seattle         2,200     3,520       5         6

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CANADIAN NATIONAL          DAILY
NORFOLK SOUTHERN           DAILY
UNION PACIFIC              DAILY
BURLINGTON NORTHERN        DAILY
AMTRAK                     3 DAILY/6 ST

Piggyback Service NO    50 MI   80 KM
Container Service NO    60 MI   97 KM

Remarks
INTERSWITCHING AVAILABLE ON 3 MAJOR LINES
(CANADIAN NATIONAL, NORFOLK SOUTHERN, BURLINGTON
NORTHERN).  AMTRAK - 3 DAILY TRAINS, 6 STOPS.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL
        Water Source OTHER

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day
              Storage Capacity        4,000,000          15,200,000
            Treatment Capacity        6,000,000          22,800,000
          Average Daily Demand        3,800,000          14,440,000
             Peak Daily Demand        5,000,000          19,000,000
               Excess Capacity        1,000,000           3,800,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY
                       Process ACT.SLUD./EXT. AERA.
            Treatment Capacity        3,000,000          11,400,000
                  Present Load        2,000,000           7,600,000
               Excess Capacity        1,000,000           3,800,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT MCI OTHERS

Remarks
ALL LOCAL UTILITY SUPPLIERS OFFER COMPETITIVE
RATES.  WATER SOURCE: SURFACE.  PROJECT UNDER WAY
THAT WILL MORE THAN DOUBLE RAW WATER SOURCE.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds    276
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    51
            Dentists in Community    12
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary               12       159       1,853
Junior High               1        42         475
High School               1        84       1,140
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         1        65       9,450
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 21.3

Remarks
2 FOUR YEAR COLLEGES WITHIN 50 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
KASKASKIA COLLEGE          EDUCATION                 150  VARIOUS          1967

CANADIAN NATIONAL          RAILROAD FREIGHT          235  UTU & B OF LE    1853
& BURLINGTON/NORTHERN SAN
GILSTER - MARY LEE         CAKE MIXES                367  NONE             1998

GRAPHIC PACKAGING                                    256  NONE             1974
CORP.
SWAN CORPORATION           SHOWER WALLS, ETC.        305  NONE             1970

ENGINEERED FLUID,                                    160  TEAMSTERS        1962
INC.
ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL        HEALTH CARE               814  NONE             1909

STATE OF IL CORRECTIONAL   CORRECTIONAL INST.        375  AFSCME           1979
CENTER
BIG 3 PRECISION PRODUCTS   METAL RACKS               101  NONE             1970

STATE OF IL WARREN         MENTALLY HANDICAPPED      565  AFSCME           1964
MURRAY CTR.

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MARION COUNTY
Annual Average for Year 2010
      Total Labor Force    18,341
             Unemployed   2,222
             Percentage  12.10%
         Total Employed    16,119
          Manufacturing  38.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  62.50%
            Agriculture   0.50%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections
         Number in Last 5 Years   3
            Number won by union   2
          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       $ 18.01  $ 31.37   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 15.47  $ 22.62
Assembler-Electronic     $  8.80  $ 12.75   Office Clerk             $  8.84  $ 13.21
Assembler-Production     $  9.56  $ 16.49   Secretary                $ 10.07  $ 14.37
Computer Operator        $ 13.09  $ 16.98   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.79  $ 19.24
Computer Programmer      $ 16.65  $ 33.89   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  9.89  $ 15.16
Data Entry Operator      $  9.82  $ 14.18   Systems Analyst          $ 24.96  $ 41.38
Drill or Punch Press     $ 10.89  $ 15.21   Technician               $ 16.27  $ 25.29
Engineer                 $ 24.29  $ 35.38   Tool & Die Maker         $ 17.98  $ 25.97
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.84  $ 14.78   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.61  $ 16.08
Laborer                  $  9.19  $ 17.48   Welder                   $ 12.36  $ 18.07
Machinist                $ 11.51  $ 15.59   Word Processor           $  8.31  $ 13.01

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2ND QUARTER 2010 FROM IL DEPT OF
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       4        Protestant Churches  46
                 Number of Rooms     175          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      34          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       3               Health Clubs   2
            Public Tennis Courts      12      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River RACCOON LAKE & LAKE CENTRALIA

Remarks
PUBLIC 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE WITH CLUB ROOMS AND
RESTAURANT. TOTAL OF 300+ ACRES OF PARKS WITHIN
CITY LIMITS. NEW $11 MILLION INDOOR RECREATIONAL
COMPLEX. FINANCED SOLELY BY LOCAL CONTRIBUTORS.
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.  ONE HOUR TO EAST.

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 are assessed at 25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2006          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  2.6449%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On
  County  0.9788%          2001       2000              Electricity  4.75%
  School  4.3790%        9.0435%   9.3300%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.3770%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total 9.3804%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
SCHOOL IS: CENTRALIA GRADE & CENTRALIA HIGH.
OTHER IS:  TOWNSHIP, TOWNSHIP ROAD AND BRIDGE,
KASKASKIA COLLEGE, AND LIBRARY.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Jeannie A. Gustafson                 Jeannie A. Gustafson
Economic Development Dir.            Economic Development Dir.
City of Centralia                    City of Centralia
222 S Poplar St                      222 S Poplar St
Centralia, IL  628013524             Centralia, IL  628013524
Phone (618) 533-7623                 Phone (618) 533-7623
  Fax (618) 532-4534                   Fax (618) 532-4534

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62801           Rep Dist           107
                            Senate Dist        54
                            Congressional Dist 19


Remarks
City Website: www.city.centralia.il.us
E-mail: jgustafson@cityofcentralia.org

Last updated 02/08/2012
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