DCCA Logo

MURPHYSBORO, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County JACKSON        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 9,866 9,176 13,295 7,970 7,970 Avg. Winter Temp 37.00 F 2.78 C County 61,522 61,067 59,612 60,218 60,218 Avg. Summer Temp 79.00 F 26.11 C Labor 0 0 30,553 32,827 31,310 Avg. Annual Rainfall 44.00 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 12.00 In 30.48 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government ALDERMEN / CITY               Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1987       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad NO 
 
 Fire Insurance Class  6    in city  10    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           11          2          0
    Police Department           16         15          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal NO             Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   5
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   7 MI   11 KM
 
                 Banks   6  Assets $    200,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    2      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   3 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57  I-24                                        
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    24 MI   38 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   2
               Local Carriers   4
          Interstate Carriers  12
          Intrastate Carriers   4

     Package Delivery Service NO 
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    20 MI 32 KM
       Commercial Airlines    4   Flights per day    0

    Nearest Public Airport SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AIRPORT
                     Local NO    5 MI    8 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  5,800 FT   1,740 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    20 MI   32 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           455       728       3         1
Chicago           334       534       2         1
Cleveland         582       931       3         1
Dallas            643     1,029       4         2
Denver            956     1,530       5         2
Detroit           571       914       2         1
Kansas City       350       560       3         1
Los Angeles     1,912     3,059       6         4
Memphis           218       349       2         1
Minneapolis       724     1,158       3         2
New Orleans       637     1,019       3         2
New York        1,013     1,621       5         2
St. Louis          93       149       1         1
Seattle         2,170     3,472       6         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
UNION PACIFIC                          
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    21 MI   34 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source OTHER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,350,000           5,130,000
            Treatment Capacity        3,200,000          12,160,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,040,000           3,952,000
             Peak Daily Demand        1,200,000           4,560,000
               Excess Capacity        2,000,000           7,600,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        2,700,000                   0
                  Present Load        1,200,000                   0
               Excess Capacity        1,500,000                   0

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers Frontier ETC.   

Remarks
MANY ADDITIONAL RE-SELLERS OF ELECTRICITY.  
EGYPTIAN ELECTRIC COOP ASSOC. ALSO PROVIDES 
ELECTRICITY.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     61
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    10
            Dentists in Community     5
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
Family Practice Clinic; 1 Nursing Home & 2 Shelter
 Care homes.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2        60         863
Junior High               1        32         451
High School               1        56         637
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 20.8

Remarks
Junior High numbers are actually middle school.  
John A. Logan Community College 19 miles in 
Carterville; Southern Illinois University 7 miles 
at Carbondale
4 Private/Parochial, 28 teachers, 262 students.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
S.T.A.R.T.                 SM PARTS ASSEMBLY         160  NONE             1968
                         
PENN ALUM                  MACHINED ALUM             247  IBEW             1982
                         
SHAWNEE HEALTH             HEALTH/SOCIAL SERV        165  NONE             1972
SERVICE                  
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL        MEDICAL SERVICES          251  NONE             1960
                         
WILDLIFE MATERIALS         WILDLIFE MGMT PROD         36  NONE             1980
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for JACKSON COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    31,310
             Unemployed   2,394
             Percentage   7.60%
         Total Employed    28,916
          Manufacturing   4.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  96.00%
            Agriculture   0.70%

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       $ 19.76  $ 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       9        Protestant Churches  32
                 Number of Rooms     400          Catholic Churches   2
                     Restaurants      24          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     450              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       2               Health Clubs   5
            Public Tennis Courts       2      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River Big Muddy/Lake Murphysboro/Lake Kinkaid           

Remarks
CITY IS WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF NATIONAL FOREST, 
WILDLIFE REFUGE, STATE PARKS, LAKES, RECREATION 
SITES.

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  8.25%
    City  1.1895%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.4538%          2010       2009              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.9025%         8.8524%    8.2293%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  2.1261%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total 9.6720%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Bruce Wallace                        Bruce Wallace                      
Executive Director                   Executive Director       
Murphysboro Chamber                  Murphysboro Chamber                
203 S. 13th, P.O. Box 606            203 S. 13th, P.O. Box 606          
Murphysboro, IL  62966               Murphysboro, IL  62966    
Phone (618) 684-6421                 Phone (618) 684-6421
  Fax (618) 684-2010                   Fax (618) 684-2010

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62966           Rep Dist           115                          
                            Senate Dist        58                           
                            Congressional Dist 12               


Remarks
E-Mail:  director@murphysborochamber.com
Website:  www.murphysborochamber.com

Last updated 06/19/2013
Copyright © 2013 by Department of Commerce and Community Affairs


Community Profiles DCCA Home Page