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DECATUR, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MACON          
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 94,081 83,885 81,860 76,122 76,122 Avg. Winter Temp 31.17 F -0.46 C County 131,375 117,206 114,706 110,768 110,768 Avg. Summer Temp 74.67 F 23.71 C Labor 0 0 61,175 55,274 53,617 Avg. Annual Rainfall 37.00 In 93.98 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 23.00 In 58.42 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MANAGER / COUNCIL / CITY      Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1990       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  4    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department          115          0          0
    Police Department          197          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations  10
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   7
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    3 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops  14  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   3  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  18  Assets $  2,670,274,029
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
1 MONTHLY NEWSPAPER.  DECATUR HAS REVOLVING LOAN 
FUND AVAILABLE.  FOREIGN TRADE ZONE AT AIRPORT.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   3 Federal   3 State
Interstates Serving Community I-72                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  16
               Local Carriers   4
          Interstate Carriers  44
          Intrastate Carriers   4

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport DECATUR AIRPORT
                     Local YES    0 MI  0 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day   12

    Nearest Public Airport DECATUR AIRPORT
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT        
            Longest Runway  8,500 FT   2,550 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           592       947       2         1
Chicago           179       286       1         1
Cleveland         473       757       1         1
Dallas            764     1,222       3         2
Denver            901     1,442       2         2
Detroit           422       675       1         1
Kansas City       344       550       1         1
Los Angeles     1,935     3,096       4         4
Memphis           380       608       2         1
Minneapolis       500       800       3         1
New Orleans       758     1,213       2         2
New York          906     1,450       2         2
St. Louis         120       192       1         1
Seattle         2,075     3,320       4         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NORFOLK SOUTHERN           DAILY       
ILLINOIS CENTRAL           2-4 X DAILY 
INDIANA HI-RAIL            AS NEEDED   
CSX                        EVERY OTHER 
                              DAY      

Piggyback Service NO    46 MI   74 KM
Container Service NO    46 MI   74 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity    6,500,000,000      24,700,000,000
            Treatment Capacity       46,000,000         174,800,000
          Average Daily Demand       38,742,000         147,219,600
             Peak Daily Demand       43,890,000         166,782,000
               Excess Capacity        7,258,000          27,580,400

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process ACTIVATED SLUDGE    
            Treatment Capacity       41,000,000         155,800,000
                  Present Load       31,000,000         117,800,000
               Excess Capacity       10,000,000          38,000,000

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  

Remarks
WATER SOURCE: LAKE DECATUR

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  2    Total Number of Beds    735
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   132
            Dentists in Community    73
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary               17       265       5,383
Junior High               3       100       1,784
High School               2       150       2,551
Trade & Technical         1        17         621
Community College         1       250       5,012
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                1       214       2,079

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 21.9

Remarks
SPECIAL EDUCATION WITH 106 TEACHERS AND 1,099 
STUDENTS.
MAGNET   1    35    556.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CATERPILLAR, INC.          MINING/CONSTRUCTION     4,300  UAW              1925
                         
ARCHER DANIELS             AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT    4,000  AIW              1905
MIDLAND                  
DECATUR MEMORIAL           HEALTH CARE             2,297  NONE             1916
HOSPITAL                 
DECATUR PUBLIC             EDUCATION               1,500                   1865
SCHOOLS                  
AMEREN ILLINOIS            PUBLIC UTILITY          1,250  IBEW             1923
                         
ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL        HEALTH CARE             1,200  NONE             1878
                         
TATE & LYLE                AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT      822  AIW              1906
                         
NORFOLK SOUTHERN           RAILWAY SERVICE           600                      0
CORP.                    
MACON COUNTY               GOVERNMENT                550                   1829
                         
MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY        EDUCATION                 545                   1901
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for DECATUR MSA                             
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    53,617
             Unemployed   5,689
             Percentage  10.60%
         Total Employed    47,928
          Manufacturing  30.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  68.00%
            Agriculture   2.00%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   5
            Number won by union   5
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   1
   Number of employees involved      27

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Reg 1 C        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.26  $ 34.94   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 18.16  $ 34.56
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.42  $ 12.80   Office Clerk             $  9.57  $ 17.38
Assembler-Production     $ 12.11  $ 21.05   Secretary                $ 10.33  $ 17.48
Computer Operator        $ 11.99  $ 21.07   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 15.41  $ 20.21
Computer Programmer      $ 19.90  $ 38.48   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.18  $ 16.74
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.01  $ 19.70   Systems Analyst          $ 23.96  $ 44.81
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.23  $ 16.08   Technician               $ 15.91  $ 26.99
Engineer                 $ 26.66  $ 42.63   Tool & Die Maker         $ 18.75  $ 25.15
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.72  $ 13.95   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.50  $ 17.71
Laborer                  $ 11.27  $ 22.98   Welder                   $ 12.75  $ 18.75
Machinist                $ 14.47  $ 25.55   Word Processor           $ 11.09  $ 16.72

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2012 (IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY). 
 MORE EMPLOYERS: CITY OF DECATUR, GOV'T, 503, 
1823.  RICHLAND COMM COLLEGE, EDUCATION, 500, 
1971.  MUELLER, CONTROL VALVES, 500, 1857.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      19        Protestant Churches 146
                 Number of Rooms   1,454          Catholic Churches   5
                     Restaurants     158          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   2,000              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       5               Health Clubs   6
            Public Tennis Courts      40      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River Lake Decatur, Sangamon River                      

Remarks
ACCESS TO BOTH LAKE DECATUR AND SANGAMON RIVER.  
LAKE SHELBYVILLE AND CLINTON LAKE EACH 22 MILES 
AWAY.  2 BED & BREAKFAST.  PUBLIC ZOO.

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  8.00%
    City  1.2905%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9556%          2010       2009              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.2697%         7.9134%    7.8322%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  0.2081%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  7.9725%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
                                     Ruth Camden                        
President                            Admin. Coordinator       
EDC of Decatur-Macon Co.             EDC of Decatur-Macon Co.           
101 S. Main - Suite LL 5             101 S. Main - Suite LL 5           
Decatur, IL  625231474               Decatur, IL  625231474
Phone (217) 422-9520                 Phone (217) 422-9520
  Fax (217) 422-9307                   Fax (217) 422-9307

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62525  62521    Rep Dist           102   101                    
            62522  62523    Senate Dist        51                           
            62524  62526    Congressional Dist 20    18         
            62527       


Remarks
Website: www.decaturedc.com
E-mail - Ruth Camden: rcamden@decaturedc.com.


Last updated 11/18/2013
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