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LA HARPE, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County HANCOCK        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 1,471 1,407 1,385 1,235 1,235 Avg. Winter Temp 27.00 F -2.78 C County 23,877 21,373 20,121 19,104 19,104 Avg. Summer Temp 74.00 F 23.33 C Labor 0 0 12,528 9,584 8,862 Avg. Annual Rainfall 32.00 In 81.28 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 23.00 In 58.42 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning NO 
   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 8     in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         30
    Police Department            2          1          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels 150
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  24 MI   38 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     75,000,000
     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 NO 
 
Remarks
DSL SERVICE - YES.  BUSINESS DISTRICT ON EAST END 
OF CITY.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community NONE                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    30 MI   48 KM

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

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL, BURLINGTON IA
                     Local NO    25 MI 40 KM
       Commercial Airlines    2   Flights per day    8

    Nearest Public Airport MACOMB MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO   25 MI   40 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  3,900 FT   1,170 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    18 MI   29 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           880     1,408       2         3
Chicago           280       448       1         1
Cleveland         650     1,040       2         2
Dallas            800     1,280       2         3
Denver            875     1,400       2         3
Detroit           565       904       2         2
Kansas City       300       480       1         1
Los Angeles     2,000     3,200       5         6
Memphis           460       736       1         2
Minneapolis       460       736       1         2
New Orleans       755     1,208       2         3
New York        1,065     1,704       2         4
St. Louis         170       272       1         1
Seattle         2,074     3,318       5         6

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
K.J.R.                                 
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    30 MI   48 KM
Container Service YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
AMTRAK AVAILABLE MACOMB, IL 25 MILES.  NEAREST 
TURN-AROUND SERVICE LOCAL - YES.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source RESERVOIR      

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          200,000             760,000
            Treatment Capacity          388,800           1,477,440
          Average Daily Demand          120,000             456,000
             Peak Daily Demand          140,000             532,000
               Excess Capacity          248,800             945,440

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          250,000             950,000
                  Present Load          100,000             380,000
               Excess Capacity          150,000             570,000

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

Remarks
WATER SOURCE: RESEVOIR & DEEP WELLS.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  25 MI   40 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     1
            Dentists in Community     1
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
AMBULANCE SERVICE IN CITY.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        23         324
Junior High               0         0           0
High School               0         0           0
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 21.0

Remarks
ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH ARE COMBINED; 
TRADE/TECHNICAL, JUNIOR COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, 
4-YEAR COLLEGE WITHIN 25 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
LAHARPE DAVIER             HEALTH CARE                80  NONE                0
                         
DOLLAR GENERAL             RETAIL                      7  NONE                0
                         
FIRST STATE BANK           BANK                       16  NONE                0
OF WESTERN ILLINOIS      
R & D                      GROCERY                    12  NONE                0
                         
KC ENTERPRISES             AUTO RETAILER               9  NONE                0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for HANCOCK COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     8,862
             Unemployed     817
             Percentage   9.20%
         Total Employed     8,045
          Manufacturing  42.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  56.60%
            Agriculture   1.40%

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 10 WC      

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 16.61  $ 28.86   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.62  $ 23.23
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.39  $ 16.89   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 14.14
Assembler-Production     $ 10.13  $ 16.46   Secretary                $  9.93  $ 14.08
Computer Operator        $ 12.78  $ 21.08   Sheet Metal Worker       $  8.65  $ 11.24
Computer Programmer      $ 10.14  $ 25.83   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  8.85  $ 14.27
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.34  $ 14.69   Systems Analyst          $ 19.89  $ 30.25
Drill or Punch Press     $ 10.76  $ 16.45   Technician               $ 17.86  $ 28.62
Engineer                 $ 22.83  $ 37.23   Tool & Die Maker         $ 18.33  $ 26.52
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.73  $ 13.55   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.36  $ 16.48
Laborer                  $  9.97  $ 16.10   Welder                   $ 11.99  $ 15.80
Machinist                $ 16.73  $ 24.97   Word Processor           $ 11.73  $ 19.71

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       0        Protestant Churches   6
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   0
                     Restaurants       2          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     400              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       0      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
MISSISSIPPI RIVER (PUBLIC BOAT RAMP) WITHIN 25 
MILES;  LOCAL RESERVOIR AVAILABLE AS PICNIC & 
FISHING AREA.

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 2009          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  0.9119%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.2467%          2007       2006              Electricity  0.00%
  School  6.1069%        10.2032%   9.9314%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.8373%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total 10.1028%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
                                     Kenneth Brown                      
Economic Development                 Mayor                    
City of LaHarpe                      City of LaHarpe                    
C/O City Hall                        P.O. Box 471                       
LaHarpe, IL  61450                   LaHarpe, IL  614500471
Phone (217) 659-7947                 Phone (217) 659-7947
  Fax (217) 659-3915                   Fax (217) 659-3043

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61450           Rep Dist            95                          
                            Senate Dist        48                           
                            Congressional Dist 18               


Remarks
Kenneth Brown Cell: 309-221-5887, E-mail: 
nopgw@winco.net.  LaHarpe Website: 
www.outfitters.com/illinois/hancock/LaHarpe.html. 
 Hancock Co. CED contact: Brenda Hull, Unit 
Educator, Comm & Econ Dev, Univ of IL Ext, 550 N. 
Madison, Carthage, IL 62321.  Phone 217-357-2150.

Last updated 05/22/2013
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