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LITCHFIELD, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MONTGOMERY     
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 7,300 6,883 6,815 6,939 6,814 Avg. Winter Temp 32.50 F 0.28 C County 31,686 30,728 30,652 30,104 29,620 Avg. Summer Temp 76.00 F 24.62 C Labor 14,500 13,706 15,895 13,779 13,456 Avg. Annual Rainfall 38.00 In 96.52 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 16.30 In 41.40 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2008       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  5    in city  9     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           14          0         22
    Police Department           15          0          5
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   3
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   1
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   4  Assets $     10,394,453
     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
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DISTRICT #18 HEADQUARTERS.  
CCI IN APPLICATION STAGE.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-55                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   2
               Local Carriers   5
          Interstate Carriers  40
          Intrastate Carriers  10

     Package Delivery Service NO 
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport LAMBERT INT., ST LOUIS MO.
                     Local NO    60 MI 96 KM
       Commercial Airlines   28   Flights per day  255

    Nearest Public Airport LITCHFIELD MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT        
            Longest Runway  4,000 FT   1,220 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    44 MI   70 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           578       925       3         2
Chicago           236       378       1         1
Cleveland         527       843       3         2
Dallas            690     1,104       3         2
Denver            897     1,435       3         2
Detroit           496       794       2         1
Kansas City       300       480       1         1
Los Angeles     2,057     3,291       4         3
Memphis           342       547       2         1
Minneapolis       570       912       3         2
New Orleans       756     1,210       3         3
New York          921     1,474       3         3
St. Louis          50        87       1         1
Seattle         2,249     3,598       4         3

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NORTHERN        3/WEEK OR   
NORFOLK SOUTHERN           DAILY DE-   
                           PENDING ON  
                           NEED        
RESPONDEK                  24/7 as need

Piggyback Service NO    45 MI   72 KM
Container Service NO    45 MI   72 KM

Remarks
CAPITAL-SPRINGFIELD, 50 MILES, 4 COMMUTER 
AIRLINES, 55 FLIGHTS PER DAY.  MID-AMERICA 
AIRPORT-BELLEVILLE, 50 MILES.  CHARTER & CARGO 
SERVICE.  AMTRAK STATION, 18 MILES.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source RESERVOIR      

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        2,300,000           8,740,000
            Treatment Capacity        4,000,000          15,200,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,500,000           5,700,000
             Peak Daily Demand        2,700,000          10,260,000
               Excess Capacity        1,800,000           6,840,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process SEE REMARKS         
            Treatment Capacity        5,350,000          20,330,000
                  Present Load        1,461,000           5,551,800
               Excess Capacity        2,738,000          10,404,400

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

Remarks
WASTE WATER TREATMENT PROCESS - ACTIVATED SLUDGE, 
OXIDATION DITCH.

OTHER LONG DISTANCE CARRIERS:  EXCEL, TELECOM, 
WORLD COM, FRONTIER.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     38
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   131
            Dentists in Community     9
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
HOSPITALS SERVED BY 8 LOCAL DOCTORS, 116 VISITING 
DR. FROM SPRINGFIELD & ST. LOUIS, 24 HR EMERGENCY 
SERVICE.  RADIATION ONCOLOGY TREATMENT CTR., 8 
CHIROPRACTORS IN COMM., ARCH AIR MEDICAL TRANSPORT
 SERV AND AEROVAC AIR MEDICAL.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                4        36         781
Junior High               1        20         331
High School               1        26         442
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         1        46         610
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.5

Remarks
JR High is actually Middle School.  5 Colleges & 2
 JR Colleges w/in 45Mi.  1 Parochial school w/ 8 
Tchrs & 94 enrolled.  LLCC Southern Region Campus 
in Litchfield.  New High School 1999.  1 Pre-K w/ 
6 Tchrs & 120 Enrolled.  LLCC Fine Arts & 
Technology Ctr.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
SCHUTT SPORTS              DISTRIBUTION CENTER        60  NONE             2000
                         
FISHER LUDLOW/TRU-WELD     STEEL GRATING              50  BOILERMAKERS     1983
                         
SIERRA INTERNATIONAL,      MARINE ENGINE PARTS       172  NONE             1971
INC.                     
WORKSAVER INC.             FARM EQUIPMENT             70  BLRMKRS LOC 486  1980
                         
PIONEER HI BRED            AG SEED PROD./SERV.        75  NONE             1982
INT., INC.               
SCHUTT MFG. CO.            ATHLETIC EQUIP.           175  NONE             1933
                         
NORTH AMERICAN             PLASTIC PIPE               32  NONE             1980
PIPE CORP.               
ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL       HEALTH CARE               244  NONE             1844
                         
ITW/ALPINE ENGINERED       CONNECTOR TRUSS PLAT       59  NONE             1989
PRODUCTS                 
WAL-MART                   GEN MERCHANDISE           269  NONE             1978
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MONTGOMERY COUNTY                       
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    12,999
             Unemployed   1,547
             Percentage  11.90%
         Total Employed    11,452
          Manufacturing  16.20%
      Non-Manufacturing  82.90%
            Agriculture   0.90%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2012
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   1
            Number won by union   1
          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  Montgomery County       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 14.31  $ 31.57   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 10.03  $ 22.94
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.34  $ 13.73   Office Clerk             $  9.11  $ 14.76
Assembler-Production     $ 11.28  $ 19.10   Secretary                $  9.38  $ 16.06
Computer Operator        $ 11.99  $ 21.07   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 12.83  $ 20.61
Computer Programmer      $ 17.62  $ 36.14   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  9.02  $ 14.24
Data Entry Operator      $  8.83  $ 15.39   Systems Analyst          $ 31.11  $ 41.56
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.71  $ 17.19   Technician               $ 16.39  $ 30.30
Engineer                 $ 25.34  $ 41.15   Tool & Die Maker         $ 18.75  $ 25.15
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.73  $ 10.40   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.87  $ 18.73
Laborer                  $  9.97  $ 12.37   Welder                   $ 11.07  $ 18.87
Machinist                $ 16.18  $ 22.61   Word Processor           $ 11.09  $ 16.72

Remarks
Wage Rates 2012 Montgomery County & IDES.  Ave 
Shift Diff: 2nd Shift .20, 3rd Shift .22.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       6        Protestant Churches  38
                 Number of Rooms     369          Catholic Churches   7
                     Restaurants      33          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     450              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       3               Health Clubs   5
            Public Tennis Courts       3      Public Swimming Pools   3
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River Lake Lou Yaeger, Walton Park Lake                 

Remarks
R.V. PARKING, BOATING, SKIING, FISHING, HUNTING; 
HOMES ON THE LAKE. NOTE: ONE COMMUNNITY CTR, & 4 
THEATERS.   RECREATION FACILITIES: BALL FIELDS, 
PARKS, SOCCER, NATURE RESERVE W/TRAILS, HORSE 
TRAILS.  ROLLER SKATING RINK, BOWLING ALLEY.  
LITCHFIELD SPORTS COMPLEX.

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  7.25%
    City  0.0000%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.0000%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.00%
  School  0.0000%        9.0258%    8.7795%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  0.0000%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total 9.0641%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
ADD ADDITIONAL STATE ELECTRICITY/GAS TAX OF 5% OF 
GROSS RECEIPTS OR $.0032 PER KWH OR $.024 PER 
THERM WHICHEVER IS LOWER.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Tonya Flannery/City Administrator    Tonya Flannery/City Administrator  
Econ Dev Director                    Econ Dev Director        
City of Litchfield/EDC               City of Litchfield/EDC             
120 East Ryder Street                120 East Ryder Street              
Litchfield, IL  62056                Litchfield, Il  62056    
Phone (217) 324-5253                 Phone (217) 324-5253
  Fax (217) 324-5619                   Fax (217) 324-5619

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62056           Rep Dist            98                          
                            Senate Dist        49                           
                            Congressional Dist 17    19         


Remarks
Home Page: www.cityoflitchfieldil.com
E-Mail: citygov@litchfieldil.com

Last updated 12/31/2013
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