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JOPPA, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MASSAC
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 Current CLIMATE City 0 492 409 409 Avg. Winter Temp 36.50 F 2.50 C County 0 14,752 15,161 15,161 Avg. Summer Temp 76.30 F 24.61 C Labor Market 0 6,245 8,202 8,202 Avg. Annual Rainfall 45.80 In **.** Cm Avg. Annual Snowfall 13.10 In 33.27 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government PRESIDENT / COUNCIL / VIL     Municipal Zoning NO
   Comprehensive Plan No             - Rev.    0       County Zoning NO
Subdivision Ordinance NO                                   Home Rule NO
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library NO
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES

 Fire Insurance Class 8     in city  9     outside

                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         20
    Police Department            0          2          0

Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels   4
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    0 Weekly

         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  24 MI   38 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  24 MI   38 KM

                 Banks   0  Assets $              0
     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
THE VILLAGE OF JOPPA IS WILLING TO WORK OUT
INCENTIVES WITH INTERESTED COMPANIES.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-24
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    10 MI   16 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers   4
          Interstate Carriers   4
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport BARKLEY REGIONAL, PADUCAH, KY.
                     Local NO    24 MI 38 KM
       Commercial Airlines    2   Flights per day    7

    Nearest Public Airport BARKLEY REGIONAL, PADUCAH, KY.
                     Local NO   24 MI   38 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT
            Longest Runway  6,499 FT   1,982 M
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water YES
            Name of Waterway OHIO RIVER
                Public Barge NO
               Private Barge NO
               Channel Depth     9 FT      3 M
            Length Of Season  8 Months
           Public Dock Local YES    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           402       643       0         1
Chicago           353       565       0         1
Cleveland         607       971       0         2
Dallas            636     1,018       0         2
Denver          1,004     1,606       0         2
Detroit           596       954       0         1
Kansas City       406       650       0         1
Los Angeles     1,916     3,066       0         4
Memphis           201       322       0         1
Minneapolis       730     1,168       0         2
New Orleans       594       950       0         1
New York          992     1,587       0         2
St. Louis         155       248       0         1
Seattle         2,273     3,637       0         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NTHRN/SANTA FE





Piggyback Service NO   155 MI  248 KM
Container Service NO   155 MI  248 KM

Remarks
THE MAJORITY OF FREIGHT MOVED BY RAIL IN THE
SOUTHERN FIVE COUNTIES IS GRAIN, SOYBEANS OR CORN
UTILIZING HOPPER CARS.  INFORMATION ON TRANSIT
DAYS AND SWITCHING FREGUENCY VARIES AND MAY BE
OBTAINED DIRECTLY FROM CARRIER BY SHIPPER PER
CANADIAN NATIONAL.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL
        Water Source WELL

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day
              Storage Capacity          100,000             380,000
            Treatment Capacity           45,000             171,000
          Average Daily Demand           45,000             171,000
             Peak Daily Demand           50,000             190,000
               Excess Capacity           50,000             190,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY
                       Process 2 STAGE LAGOON
            Treatment Capacity           65,000             247,000
                  Present Load           19,000              72,200
               Excess Capacity           46,000             174,800

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier UNITED CITIES
       Electric Supplier AMEREN/CIPS
Local Telephone Supplier VERIZON
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T MCI

Remarks
JOPPA IS IN THE PROCESS OF INCREASING ITS WATER
STORAGE CAPACITY TO 500,000 GAL.  ANTICIPATED
COMPLETION DATE FOR THE PROJECT IS OCTOBER 2002.

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 NO    10 MI   16 KM

Remarks
THE COMMUNITY USES MASSAC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHICH
IS A 52 BED ACUTE CARE FACILITY IN NEARBY
METROPOLIS.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        14         179
Junior High               0         0           0
High School               1        17         122
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 19.2

Remarks
MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY PRE-K THROUGH 6.  JOPPA JR.
SR. HIGH SCHOOL 7TH THROUGH 12TH.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
JOPPA JR. SR. HIGH         EDUCATION                  55  YES              1927
SCHOOL 7-12
LA FARGE                   CEMENT                    147  YES              1990

ELECTRIC ENERGY            ELECTRICAL POWER          273                   1991
COMPANY
J.G.'S MART - CONVENIENCE  STORE & GAS STATION         4  NONE             1990


Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MASSAC COUNTY
Annual Average for Year 2000
      Total Labor Force     8,202
             Unemployed     408
             Percentage   5.00%
         Total Employed     7,792
          Manufacturing  13.50%
      Non-Manufacturing  82.90%
            Agriculture   3.57%

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

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the MASSAC COUNTY

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 13.23  $ 14.55   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 10.00  $ 13.00
Assembler-Electronic     $  0.00  $  0.00   Office Clerk             $  6.38  $  7.44
Assembler-Production     $  6.50  $ 10.00   Secretary                $  5.15  $  8.00
Computer Operator        $  0.00  $  0.00   Sheet Metal Worker       $  5.15  $  8.00
Computer Programmer      $  0.00  $  0.00   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  5.50  $  7.50
Data Entry Operator      $  6.70  $  7.47   Systems Analyst          $  0.00  $  0.00
Drill or Punch Press     $  6.70  $  9.80   Technician               $  0.00  $  0.00
Engineer                 $  0.00  $  0.00   Tool & Die Maker         $  6.50  $ 10.00
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  5.15  $  6.00   Warehouse Worker         $  5.15  $  6.00
Laborer                  $ 18.00  $  0.00   Welder                   $  6.80  $ 10.00
Machinist                $  6.80  $ 10.00   Word Processor           $  0.00  $  0.00

Remarks
THESE WAGES ARE A COMPILATION FROM A LIMITED
SOURCE, INFORMAL SURVEY OF 3 AREA MANAGERS AND 1
DOCUMENT.  (10/01)

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       7        Protestant Churches   3
                 Number of Rooms     437          Catholic Churches   0
                     Restaurants      10          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     125              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       5      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River OHIO RIVER

Remarks
NEARBY METROPOLIS COUNTRY CLUB-GOLF & OUTDOOR
SWIMMING POOL FOR MEMBERS USE & WILL RENT  BANQUET
FACILITIES TO NON-MEMBERS.  AREA HUNTING INCLUDES
DEER/SQUIRREL/TURKEY/WATER FOWL IN SEASON.  FORT
MASSAC STATE PARK METROPOLIS.  MERMET
SPRINGS-DIVING & MERMET LAKE-FISHING.

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 2000          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  1.0234%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On
  County  1.4024%          1999       1998              Electricity  2.50%
  School  3.5549%         6.6784%    6.5651%            Natural Gas  2.50%
Other(s)  0.6912%                                         Telephone  2.50%
   Total  6.6719%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Sue Sandusky                         Susan Snow, Regional Planner
Village President                    Southern Five Regional
Village of Joppa                     Planning Dist & Dev Comm
P.O. Box 99                          219 Rustic Campus Dr.
Joppa, IL  62953                     Ullin, IL  62992
Phone (618) 543-7320                 Phone (618) 634-2284
  Fax (   )    -                       Fax (618) 634-2287

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62953           Rep Dist           118
                            Senate Dist        59
                            Congressional Dist 19


Remarks

Last updated 10/17/2001
Copyright © 2002 by Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity


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