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METROPOLIS, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MASSAC         
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 7,124 6,734 6,482 6,537 6,537 Avg. Winter Temp 36.50 F 2.50 C County 0 14,752 15,161 15,429 15,429 Avg. Summer Temp 76.30 F 24.61 C Labor 0 0 8,202 7,191 7,586 Avg. Annual Rainfall 45.00 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 13.10 In 33.27 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1964       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  6    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           13          0          7
    Police Department           15          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   4
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  12 MI   19 KM
 
                 Banks   3  Assets $  1,017,000,000
     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 YES
 
Remarks
NEWSPAPERS: SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN - DAILY, SOUTHERN 
SCENE & METROPOLIS PLANET - WEEKLY.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-24                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

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

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport BARKLEY REGIONAL, PADUCAH, KY.
                     Local NO    15 MI 24 KM
       Commercial Airlines    2   Flights per day    7

    Nearest Public Airport BARKLEY REGIONAL, PADUCAH, KY.
                     Local NO   15 MI   24 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 YES
               Private Barge YES
               Channel Depth     9 FT      3 M
            Length Of Season 12 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           393       629       2         1
Chicago           365       584       3         1
Cleveland         604       966       5         2
Dallas            641     1,026       5         2
Denver          1,029     1,646       7         3
Detroit           610       976       4         2
Kansas City       418       669       4         2
Los Angeles     1,993     3,189       7         4
Memphis           180       288       2         1
Minneapolis       811     1,298       5         3
New Orleans       576       922       5         2
New York          971     1,554       7         3
St. Louis         167       267       2         1
Seattle         2,300     3,680       9         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
ILL. CENTRAL GULF          DAILY       
BURLINGTON NORTHERN        DAILY       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    12 MI   19 KM
Container Service NO    12 MI   19 KM

Remarks
PADUCAH-MCCRACKEN PORT AUTHORITY, PADUCAH, KY. 
OFFERS SOME PIGGYBACK & CONTAINER CAPACITY BUT HAS
 WEIGHT LIMITS.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          750,000           2,850,000
            Treatment Capacity        4,000,000          15,200,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,500,000           5,700,000
             Peak Daily Demand        2,000,000           7,600,000
               Excess Capacity        2,824,000          10,731,200

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process TRICKLING FILTER    
            Treatment Capacity        4,025,000          12,295,000
                  Present Load        2,000,000           7,600,000
               Excess Capacity        2,025,000           7,695,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier ATMOS ENERGY-UNTD CITIES 
       Electric Supplier IL MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC AG 
Local Telephone Supplier VERIZON                                           
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT MCI various 

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     57
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    11
            Dentists in Community     5
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
METROPOLIS RESIDENTS CAN GO TO MASSAC MEMORIAL 
HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL CARE OR TRAVEL ACROSS THE 
OHIO RIVER TO PADUCAH, KY TO BAPTIST HEALTH 
HOSPITAL OR LOURDES HOSPITAL.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                5        75       1,156
Junior High               1        20         307
High School               1        79         665
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 19.4

Remarks
METROPOLIS STUDENTS MAY ATTEND SO IL UNIVERSITY AT
 CARBONDALE, 60 MILES; MURRAY STATE UNIV, MURRAY, 
KY, 50 MILES; SHAWNEE COMM COLL, ULLIN, IL. 
PADUCAH COMM COLL.  3 OF THE 5 ELEMT SCHS ARE IN 
THE COUNTY DIRECTLY OUTSIDE METROPOLIS.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
HONEYWELL - URANIUM        HEXAFLOURIDE              320  PACE             1958
                         
LAFARGE CORPORATION        CEMENT PROD FACILITY      150                   1963
PLANT                    
UNITED BARGE LINE          BARGE TOWING              455  NONE             1984
                         
MASSAC MEMORIAL            HEALTH CARE               190  NONE             1956
HOSPITAL                 
HARRAH'S INTERNATIONAL     RIVERBOAT CASINO          971  NONE             1993
                         
COOK COAL TERMINAL         COAL TRANSFER              74  UMWA             1976
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MASSAC COUNTY                           
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     7,464
             Unemployed     661
             Percentage   8.90%
         Total Employed     6,803
          Manufacturing  16.20%
      Non-Manufacturing  83.60%
            Agriculture   0.20%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   1
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   1
      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 8 S        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.76  $ 29.95   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.09  $ 24.36
Assembler-Electronic     $  8.62  $ 11.33   Office Clerk             $  8.73  $ 13.06
Assembler-Production     $  9.24  $ 14.10   Secretary                $  9.35  $ 14.38
Computer Operator        $ 12.92  $ 23.82   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.19  $ 18.38
Computer Programmer      $ 18.01  $ 27.87   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.82  $ 17.88
Data Entry Operator      $  9.19  $ 11.38   Systems Analyst          $ 17.82  $ 33.96
Drill or Punch Press     $ 13.46  $ 18.12   Technician               $ 15.75  $ 22.75
Engineer                 $ 23.76  $ 35.62   Tool & Die Maker         $ 13.84  $ 24.97
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.70  $ 12.66   Warehouse Worker         $ 12.00  $ 18.41
Laborer                  $ 11.16  $ 20.19   Welder                   $ 12.33  $ 17.88
Machinist                $ 11.39  $ 18.79   Word Processor           $  9.85  $ 18.97

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

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       8        Protestant Churches  21
                 Number of Rooms     362          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      22          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       0               Health Clubs   2
            Public Tennis Courts       2      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River OHIO RIVER                                        

Remarks
ACCESS TO RIVER FROM DOWNTOWN AREA AND AT FORT 
MASSAC STATE PARK. CASINO GAMING AT RIVER. STATE 
PARK AT CITY LIMITS.

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 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  0.8781%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.4013%          2010       2006              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.2059%         7.2828%    7.4033%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.2953%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  7.7806%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Billy McDaniel                       Crystal Davenport, Regional Planner
Mayor                                Souther Five Regional Pla
City of Metropolis                   Planning Dist & Dev Comm           
106 W. 5th Street                    219 Rustic Campus Drive            
Metropolis, IL  62960                Ullin, IL  629922227
Phone (618) 524-4016                 Phone (618) 634-2284
  Fax (618) 524-2582                   Fax (618) 634-2287

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62960           Rep Dist           118                          
                            Senate Dist        59                           
                            Congressional Dist 15               


Remarks
METROPOLIS CHAMBER: 1-800-949-5740
CHAMBER E-MAIL: metrochamber@hcis.net
CHAMBER WEBSITE: www.metropolischamber.com

Last updated 10/01/2013
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