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LOMAX, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County HENDERSON      
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 0 461 477 454 454 Avg. Winter Temp 25.00 F -3.89 C County 9,114 8,096 8,213 7,331 7,331 Avg. Summer Temp 73.00 F 22.78 C Labor 0 4,208 5,096 3,820 3,853 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.00 In 88.90 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 24.00 In 60.96 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / TRUSTEES / VILLAG     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan                - Rev.    0       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance NO                                   Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 9     in city  10    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         25
    Police Department            1          9          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal NO             Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels 120
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    0 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   6 MI   10 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
FIRE PROTECTION PROVIDED BY DALLAS FIRE DISTRICT; 
POLICE PROTECTION PROVIDED BY HENDERSON COUNTY 
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT; SEVERAL DAILY NEWSPAPERS 
AVAILABLE FROM OTHER COMMUNITIES.  LIBRARY IN 
COUNTY.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community                                                   
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    20 MI   32 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  17
               Local Carriers   2
          Interstate Carriers   2
          Intrastate Carriers  13

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL, BURLINGTON IA
                     Local NO    12 MI 19 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    2

    Nearest Public Airport BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL, BURLINGTON IA
                     Local NO   12 MI   19 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  6,700 FT   2,044 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 MISSISSIPPI RIVER        
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth    40 FT     12 M
            Length Of Season  9 Months
           Public Dock Local NO     6 MI   10 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           750     1,200       3         2
Chicago           250       400       1         1
Cleveland         565       904       2         2
Dallas            835     1,336       3         2
Denver            875     1,400       3         3
Detroit           505       808       2         2
Kansas City       285       456       2         1
Los Angeles     1,885     3,016       4         3
Memphis           500       800       3         2
Minneapolis       385       616       3         1
New Orleans       900     1,440       3         2
New York        1,010     1,616       4         3
St. Louis         220       352       2         1
Seattle         2,015     3,224       5         4

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

Piggyback Service NO    70 MI  112 KM
Container Service NO    70 MI  112 KM

Remarks
MOTOR CARRIERS COUNTED WITHIN 25 MILES RADIUS.  
RAIL CLASSIFICATION YARD IN GALESBURG - 60 MILES. 
 PEORIA NEAREST PIGGYBACK & CONTAINER SERVICE.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier DALLAS RURAL WATER DIST  
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity                0                   0
            Treatment Capacity                0                   0
          Average Daily Demand                0                   0
             Peak Daily Demand                0                   0
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant NOT SPECIFIED
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity                0                   0
                  Present Load                0                   0
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier MCDONOUGH TELEPHONE                               
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics NO 
 Long Distances Carriers ATT    

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  12 MI   19 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    12 MI   19 KM

Remarks
3 DOCTORS AND 2 DENTISTS IN COUNTY.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        33         403
Junior High               1        24         210
High School               1        30         299
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 20.2

Remarks
PRE-K 1, 4 TEACHERS, 70 ENROLLED.  BELONG TO 
DALLAS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT.  CARL SANDBURG 
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, GALESBURG, IL.  HIGH 
SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTEND NAUVOO - COLUSA HIGH 
SCHOOL.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
PINK                       FOOD                       10  NONE             1948
                         
CONSOLIDATED GRAIN         GRAIN & FEED SERVICE       65  NONE             1966
& BARGE "CGB"            
LOMAX BANKING CENTER       BANKING                     5  NO               1997
                         
DALLAS CITY SCHOOL         EDUCATION                 140  NONE             1948
DISTRICT                 
HENDERSON COUNTY           PUBLIC SERVICE             90  NONE             1841
                         
FISHER'S JACK &            GROCERY STORE              50  NONE             1969
JILL - OQUAWKA & STRONGHU
OAK LANE NURSING           LONG TERM HLTH CARE        65  NONE             1989
& REHAB CENTER           
CESSFORD CONSTRUCTION      GENERAL CONTRACTOR         11  NONE             1980
COMPANY BIGGSVILLE       
OAKWOOD ESTATES            ASSISTED LIVING             8  NONE             2009
                         
YELLOW ROSE                FOOD                        5  NONE             2005
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for HENDERSON COUNTY                        
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force     3,853
             Unemployed     304
             Percentage   7.90%
         Total Employed     3,549
          Manufacturing   2.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  94.50%
            Agriculture   3.50%

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       3        Protestant Churches   2
                 Number of Rooms     100          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       2          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     150              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River MISSISSIPPI RIVER                                 

Remarks

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  0.2500%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.3523%          2011       2007              Electricity  0.00%
  School  7.0132%        9.8060%   9.9380%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.2118%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total 9.8273%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
NO COMMUNITY UTILITY TAX.  SAFETY SALES TAX - 
1.00%.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Tom Doran                            Tom Doran                          
President                            President                
Henderson County EDC                 Henderson County EDC               
410 E Main/PO Box 239                410 E Main/PO Box 239              
Stronghurst, IL  61480               Stronghurst, IL  61480    
Phone (309) 924-1361                 Phone (309) 924-1361
  Fax (309) 924-1984                   Fax (309) 924-1984

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61454           Rep Dist           94                           
                            Senate Dist        47                           
                            Congressional Dist 17               


Remarks
Tom Doran E-mail: tomdoran@doran-insurance.com, 
Website: www.hendersoncountyedc.com, Cell 
309-221-6729.  Other Contact: Mike Peters, 
President, Village of Lomax, P.O. Box 243, Lomax, 
IL 61454, 217-449-3769.

Last updated 03/20/2013
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