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MOUNT CARMEL, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County WABASH         
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 8,908 8,287 7,982 7,284 7,284 Avg. Winter Temp 29.00 F -1.67 C County 13,713 13,111 12,937 11,947 11,947 Avg. Summer Temp 77.00 F 25.00 C Labor 0 0 4,999 6,112 5,909 Avg. Annual Rainfall 43.00 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 12.00 In 30.00 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1968       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  6    in city   8    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            4          0         18
    Police Department           13          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   2
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  33
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    0 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   3  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans   1  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
Enterprise Zone: portion.  Five TIF Districts.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-64                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    20 MI   32 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   3
          Interstate Carriers   5
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport EVANSVILLE REGIONAL, EVANSVILLE INDIANA
                     Local NO    45 MI 72 KM
       Commercial Airlines    5   Flights per day   30

    Nearest Public Airport MOUNT CARMEL MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO   14 MI   22 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  4,500 FT   1,373 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available NO 
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available NO 

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    40 MI   64 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           510       816       3         2
Chicago           265       424       2         1
Cleveland         441       706       2         2
Dallas            736     1,178       3         4
Denver          1,016     1,626       3         6
Detroit           441       706       2         3
Kansas City       412       659       2         2
Los Angeles     2,095     3,352       4         7
Memphis           285       456       2         2
Minneapolis       656     1,050       3         4
New Orleans       667     1,067       3         5
New York          944     1,510       4         6
St. Louis         126       202       1         1
Seattle         2,153     3,445       4         7

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NORFOLK SOUTHERN                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    45 MI   72 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,750,000           6,650,000
            Treatment Capacity        3,000,000          11,400,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,300,000           4,900,000
             Peak Daily Demand        1,500,000           5,700,000
               Excess Capacity        1,500,000           5,700,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        5,000,000          19,000,000
                  Present Load        2,200,000           8,360,000
               Excess Capacity        2,800,000          10,640,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier MT. CARMEL PUBLIC UTILITY
       Electric Supplier MT. CARMEL PUBLIC UTILITY
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers Frontier AT&T   

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     54
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community    10
            Dentists in Community     3
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
Constructed 54 bed hospital in 1983.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2        41         702
Junior High               1        24         359
High School               1        39         586
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         1        37       4,840
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 22.1

Remarks
WABASH VALLEY COLLEGE IS A COMPREHENSIVE JUNIOR 
COLLEGE OFFERING VOCATIONAL AND GENERAL EDUCATION 
PROGRAMS
MANUFACTURING CURRICULUM.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
WABASH GENERAL             MEDICAL SERVICES          220  NONE             1951
HOSPITAL                 
PACIFIC PRESS &            PRESS BRAKES & SHEAR       51  IAM & AEROSP        0
SHEAR                    
MOTORAD INC. -             PRODUCTS                   90  NONE             1994
AUTOMOTIVE AFTER MARKET  
MT. CARMEL STABILIZATION   SOIL STABILIZATION         52  NONE             1920
GROUP INC.               
DUKE ENERGY                ELECTRIC GENERATING       575  IBEW                0
                         
B & D MANUFACTURING        MACHINE SHOP               25                   2008
                         
WABASH CONTAINER           CARDBOARD CONTAINERS       40  NONE             1993
                         
ANDREWS OIL                PETROLEUM JOBBER           35  NONE             1958
                         
ZACARY CONSTRUCTION        CONTRACTOR                 80  NONE                0
                         
B & D INDEPENDENCE         MANUFACTURER               35  NONE                0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for WABASH COUNTY                           
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     5,909
             Unemployed     488
             Percentage   8.30%
         Total Employed     5,421
          Manufacturing  20.30%
      Non-Manufacturing  78.80%
            Agriculture   0.90%

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 8 S        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.31  $ 29.18   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.19  $ 27.75
Assembler-Electronic     $ 13.73  $ 17.14   Office Clerk             $  8.80  $ 14.02
Assembler-Production     $  8.79  $ 13.63   Secretary                $  9.89  $ 15.46
Computer Operator        $ 10.86  $ 23.78   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 10.19  $ 15.05
Computer Programmer      $ 18.70  $ 36.64   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  9.09  $ 16.00
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.21  $ 14.26   Systems Analyst          $ 23.03  $ 37.37
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.09  $ 17.88   Technician               $ 15.57  $ 22.30
Engineer                 $ 24.39  $ 36.97   Tool & Die Maker         $ 14.30  $ 25.90
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.73  $ 12.25   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.76  $ 17.60
Laborer                  $ 13.87  $ 24.92   Welder                   $ 13.57  $ 19.58
Machinist                $ 11.62  $ 19.22   Word Processor           $  8.78  $ 16.18

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2012 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       4        Protestant Churches  21
                 Number of Rooms     115          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      12          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     400              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   2
            Public Tennis Courts       6      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River WABASH RIVER                                      

Remarks
NEW BOAT RAMP FACILITY CONSTRUCTED IN 1982.

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  1.6458%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.6694%          2011       2010              Electricity  5.00%
  School  4.1038%         7.5446%    7.8146%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.0000%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total  7.4200%                                             Water  5.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Ben Ross, Executive Director         Rudy L. Witsman                    
Mount Carmel Area                    City Clerk               
Economic Alliance                    City of Mt. Carmel                 
P.O. Box 41                          219 N. Market Street               
Mt. Carmel, IL  62863                Mt. Carmel, IL  62863    
Phone (618) 262-5446                 Phone (618) 262-4822
  Fax (618) 262-8921                   Fax (618) 262-4208

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62863           Rep Dist           108                          
                            Senate Dist        55                           
                            Congressional Dist 15               


Remarks
City Website: www.cityofmtcarmel.com
Rudy L. Witsman E-Mail: rudyw@cityofmtcarmel.com

Last updated 01/28/2014
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