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MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County JEFFERSON      
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 17,193 17,080 16,269 15,277 15,277 Avg. Winter Temp 32.00 F 0.00 C County 36,552 37,020 40,045 38,827 38,827 Avg. Summer Temp 78.00 F 25.55 C Labor 36,552 37,020 19,240 20,760 19,832 Avg. Annual Rainfall 38.00 In 96.52 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 16.00 In 40.64 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MANAGER / COUNCIL / CITY      Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2009       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  3    in city   7    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           30          0          0
    Police Department           44          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   6
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  58
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   2 Daily    0 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   7  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   8  Assets $  2,526,880,752
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone YES
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   4 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57, I-64                                        
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   7
               Local Carriers   6
          Interstate Carriers   7
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport MOUNT VERNON OUTLAND AIRPORT
                     Local YES    0 MI  0 KM
       Commercial Airlines    0   Flights per day    0

    Nearest Public Airport MOUNT VERNON OUTLAND AIRPORT
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  6,500 FT   1,950 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     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           517       827       3         2
Chicago           273       437       1         1
Cleveland         522       835       3         2
Dallas            717     1,147       3         2
Denver            954     1,526       4         3
Detroit           484       774       3         2
Kansas City       340       544       2         1
Los Angeles     1,919     3,070       5         5
Memphis           230       368       2         1
Minneapolis       676     1,082       4         2
New Orleans       681     1,090       3         2
New York          945     1,512       5         3
St. Louis          80       128       1         1
Seattle         2,218     3,549       5         6

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NORFOLK SOUTHERN           DAILY       
UNION PACIFIC              DAILY       
CSX SYSTEM                 DAILY       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    83 MI  133 KM
Container Service YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
FOREIGN TRADE ZONE LOCATED AT GRANITE CITY.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier REND LAKE CONS. DISTRICT 
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        7,300,000          27,740,000
            Treatment Capacity       22,000,000          83,600,000
          Average Daily Demand        3,300,000          12,540,000
             Peak Daily Demand        5,000,000          19,000,000
               Excess Capacity        4,000,000          15,200,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process LIME STAB./CHLORINE 
            Treatment Capacity        9,500,000          35,958,000
                  Present Load        3,000,000          11,355,000
               Excess Capacity        5,500,000          24,603,000

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

Remarks
ELECTRIC ALSO SUPPLIED BY TRI-COUNTY ELECTRIC 
CO-OP.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds    181
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community    18
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. 
Vernon is an established Trauma Center.  Major 
Health Services.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                3        83       1,308
Junior High               1        44         446
High School               1        91       1,311
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         1        58       6,099
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 19.5

Remarks
ELEMENTARY INCLUDES PRE-K THROUGH 5TH GRADE 
ATTENDANCE CTR.  JUNIOR HIGH IS ACTUALLY MIDDLE 
SCHOOL GRADES 6-8.  PRIVATE/PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS - 3 
- 23 TEACHERS - 228 STUDENTS.   SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 
UNIVERSITY - CARBONDALE, LOCATED JUST 57 MILES 
AWAY.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CONTINENTAL TIRE           AUTOMOTIVE TIRES        3,200  NONE             1974
THE AMERICAS             
GOOD SAMARITAN             HEALTH CARE/TRAUMA      1,130  NONE             1944
REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER   
WALGREENS                  WAREHOUSE/DISTRIB.      1,475  NONE             1990
                         
CROSSROADS COMMUNITY       HEALTH CARE               315  NONE             1982
HOSPITAL                 
NATIONAL RAILWAY                                     200  NONE             1998
EQUIPMENT CO.            

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for JEFFERSON COUNTY                        
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    19,832
             Unemployed   1,679
             Percentage   8.50%
         Total Employed    18,153
          Manufacturing  15.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  82.00%
            Agriculture   3.00%

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       $ 18.76  $ 29.95   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.09  $ 24.36
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.62  $ 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      14        Protestant Churches  71
                 Number of Rooms   1,291          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      65          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     800              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       4               Health Clubs   4
            Public Tennis Courts       8      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River REND LAKE, JAYCEE LAKE                            

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 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  8.00%
    City  1.1141%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.6860%          2008       0                 Electricity  5.10%
  School  6.2151%         7.8214%    0.0000%            Natural Gas  5.10%
Other(s)  1.1101%                                         Telephone  5.10%
   Total 9.1254%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
ELEC. $.0032 PER KWH OR 5% OF GROSS WHICH EVER IS 
LOWER; NATURAL GAS $.0024 PER THERM OR 5% OF GROSS
 WHICH EVER IS LOWER; BOTH PLUS .1% ICC TAX.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Mary Ellen Bechtel                   Eileen Williams                    
Executive Director                   Administrative Assistant 
Jefferson Co Dev Corp                Jefferson Co Dev Corp              
PO Box 523                           PO Box 523                         
Mount Vernon, IL  62864              Mt. Vernon, IL  62864    
Phone (618) 244-3554                 Phone (618) 244-3554
  Fax (618) 244-7533                   Fax (618) 244-7533

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62864           Rep Dist           107                          
                            Senate Dist        54                           
                            Congressional Dist 22               


Remarks
E-mail:  admin@jeffcodev.org
Website: www.jeffcodev.org
Street Address: 200 Potomac Blvd., P.O. Box 523, 
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Last updated 04/30/2013
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