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MASON CITY, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MASON          
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 2,719 2,444 2,558 2,343 2,343 Avg. Winter Temp 28.30 F -2.06 C County 19,492 16,269 16,038 14,666 14,666 Avg. Summer Temp 74.20 F 23.44 C Labor 0 0 8,659 7,719 7,276 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.51 In 90.19 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 26.20 In 66.54 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan No             - Rev.    0       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance NO                                   Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad NO 
 
 Fire Insurance Class  7    in city   8    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         24
    Police Department            5          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  52
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  12 MI   19 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  40 MI   64 KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $     42,400,000
     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
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 5 FULL TIME EMPLOYEES.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-55                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    15 MI   24 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   3
          Interstate Carriers  10
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    28 MI 45 KM
       Commercial Airlines    3   Flights per day   28

    Nearest Public Airport LOGAN COUNTY AIRPORT
                     Local NO   20 MI   32 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  8,000 FT   2,400 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available NO 
     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    19 MI   30 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           683     1,093       0         2
Chicago           197       315       0         1
Cleveland         515       824       0         1
Dallas            770     1,232       0         2
Denver            899     1,438       0         2
Detroit           468       749       0         1
Kansas City       339       542       0         1
Los Angeles     1,973     3,157       0         3
Memphis           419       670       0         1
Minneapolis       419       670       0         1
New Orleans       904     1,446       0         2
New York        1,010     1,616       0         2
St. Louis         125       200       0         1
Seattle         2,033     3,253       0         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NONE                                   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

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

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          125,000             475,000
            Treatment Capacity        1,296,000           4,924,800
          Average Daily Demand          250,000             950,000
             Peak Daily Demand          600,000           2,280,000
               Excess Capacity          696,000           2,644,800

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          470,000           1,786,000
                  Present Load          250,000             950,000
               Excess Capacity          220,000             836,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T VSBI EXCEL SBC 

Remarks
WATER SOURCE: 3 WELLS.  ADDITIONAL LONG DISTANCE 
CARRIERS: CINGULAR, INTERNET AVAILABLE ABE-LINK.  
 SPRINGNET, CASS COMMUNICATIONS, FRONTIER.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  19 MI   30 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     1
            Dentists in Community     2
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    19 MI   30 KM

Remarks
LINCOLN HOSPITAL, 1 LOCAL AMBULANCE SERVICE, MASON
 COUNTY AMBULANCE.  WE HAVE 1 STAFF ASSISTED 
INDEPENDENT LIVING HOME AND A NURSING HOME.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        40         490
Junior High               1        23         225
High School               1        25         310
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 21.1

Remarks
MASON CITY CONSOLIDATED WITH SAN JOSE AND EASTON 
ILLINOIS CALLED "ILLINI CENTRAL".  ONE SCHOOL IN 
MASON CITY.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
DARLING INTERNATIONAL,     RENDERING                  62  AFL-CIO TEAMSTE     0
INC.                     
AINSWORTH SEED CO.         FARM SEEDS                  6  NONE                0
                         
MONSANTO                   SOYBEAN & CORN SEED        26  NONE                0
                         
MASON CITY AREA            NURSING HOME               92  NONE             1989
NURSING HOME             
HORIZON SEEDS LLC          SEEDS                       7  NONE             1999
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MASON COUNTY                            
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     7,276
             Unemployed     733
             Percentage  10.10%
         Total Employed     6,543
          Manufacturing  18.30%
      Non-Manufacturing  76.60%
            Agriculture   5.10%

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 3 NC       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.37  $ 34.89   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 19.56  $ 25.28
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.91  $ 15.72   Office Clerk             $  9.27  $ 14.61
Assembler-Production     $ 10.87  $ 22.71   Secretary                $ 10.37  $ 16.20
Computer Operator        $ 10.54  $ 19.94   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 12.23  $ 19.69
Computer Programmer      $ 22.40  $ 37.14   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.54  $ 17.78
Data Entry Operator      $  9.95  $ 14.19   Systems Analyst          $ 26.09  $ 37.08
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.80  $ 19.76   Technician               $ 17.29  $ 30.73
Engineer                 $ 22.84  $ 36.47   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.67  $ 25.66
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.73  $ 12.65   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.56  $ 16.82
Laborer                  $ 11.53  $ 23.89   Welder                   $ 12.56  $ 20.00
Machinist                $ 12.55  $ 22.57   Word Processor           $ 11.18  $ 16.92

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE AT 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       0        Protestant Churches   7
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   0
                     Restaurants       5          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     200              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       2               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
ILLINOIS RIVER 19 MILES WEST; CLINTON LAKE 45 
MILES EAST; SPRINGFIELD LAKE 35 MILES SOUTH.  
THEATER REMODELED AS A MOVIE THEATER (OPENED 
3/28/04).

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  6.25%
    City  1.6026%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.8678%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.8470%        10.9528%   10.8264%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.7652%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total 11.0826%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Karla S. Daubs                       Karla S. Daubs                     
City Clerk                           City Clerk               
City of Mason City                   City of Mason City                 
145 South Main St                    145 South Main St                  
Mason City, IL  626641460            Mason City, IL  626641460
Phone (217) 482-3669                 Phone (217) 482-3669
  Fax (217) 482-3964                   Fax (217) 482-3964

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62664           Rep Dist            90                          
                            Senate Dist        45                           
                            Congressional Dist 18               


Remarks
City Website: www.mason-city.com
E-mail: kdclerk@springnet1.com

Last updated 08/06/2013
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