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SPARTA, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County RANDOLPH       
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 4,957 4,853 4,486 4,302 4,302 Avg. Winter Temp 33.00 F 0.56 C County 35,652 34,583 33,893 33,476 33,476 Avg. Summer Temp 78.00 F 25.55 C Labor 0 0 14,120 15,424 15,301 Avg. Annual Rainfall 40.00 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 6.00 In 15.24 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COMMISSION / CITY     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1990       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  7    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            1          0         26
    Police Department           10          3          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  11
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   3  Assets $  1,000,000,000
     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 YES
 
Remarks
CITY REVOLVING LOAN FUND (RLF).  INDUSTRIAL PARK 
LOTS & BLDG AVAILABLE.  NORTHTOWN COMMERCIAL 
REDEVELOPMENT.  NEIGHBORING VILLAGES: BALDWIN, 
BLAIR, CLARMIN,COULTERVILLE, EDEN, EVANSVILLE, 
HOUSTON, MARISSA, PRESETON, SCHULINE, TILDEN & 
WALSH.  COMMUNITY VIDEO.  ECONOMIC STRATEGY PLAN 
(1997).  ETHANOL PLANT FEASIBILITY STUDY (1998).  
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICE WEBSITE: 
www.spartailchamber.com.  RANDOLPH COUNTY PROGRESS
 COMMITTEE INC. MEMBER.  SERVED BY KASKASKIA 
REGIONAL PORT DISTRICT.  CITY WEBSITE: 
www.spartaillinois.us.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   3 State
Interstates Serving Community I-55, I-57, I-64 (3/4 HR)                         
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    34 MI   54 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers   1
          Interstate Carriers  13
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport LAMBERT INT., ST LOUIS MO.
                     Local NO    54 MI 86 KM
       Commercial Airlines   20   Flights per day  900

    Nearest Public Airport SPARTA COMMUNITY AIRPORT (HUNTER FIELD)
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT        
            Longest Runway  4,000 FT   1,220 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 KASKASKIA RIVER          
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge YES
               Channel Depth     9 FT      3 M
            Length Of Season 12 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    15 MI   24 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           502       803       2         2
Chicago           339       542       1         1
Cleveland         543       869       2         2
Dallas            936     1,498       2         2
Denver          1,016     1,626       2         3
Detroit           563       901       1         2
Kansas City       307       491       1         1
Los Angeles     1,820     2,912       4         5
Memphis           335       536       1         1
Minneapolis       602       963       2         2
New Orleans       603       965       2         2
New York          990     1,584       2         3
St. Louis          50        80       1         1
Seattle         2,131     3,410       4         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
ILLINOIS CENTRAL           DAILY       
UNION PACIFIC              DAILY       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    54 MI   86 KM
Container Service NO    54 MI   86 KM

Remarks
KASKASKIA REGIONAL PORT DISTRICT OPERATES GENERAL 
CARGO DOCK (W/ OVERHEAD ELECTRIC CRANE) @ BALDWIN 
INDUSTRIAL PARK & STEEL SUPERCENTER ALONG 
KASKASKIA RIVER (12 MI W).  SPARTA COMMUNITY 
AIRPORT (HUNTER FIELD) @ 
www.airnav.com/airport/ksar.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source RESERVOIR      

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          740,000           2,803,000
            Treatment Capacity        2,160,000           8,181,800
          Average Daily Demand          652,000           2,469,700
             Peak Daily Demand          841,000           3,185,600
               Excess Capacity        1,319,000           4,996,200

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        1,150,000           4,356,100
                  Present Load          500,000           1,893,900
               Excess Capacity          650,000           2,462,100

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

Remarks
NEW WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS IN 
DESIGN STAGE.  WATER SOURCE: CITY LAKES & 
KASKASKIA RIVER.  LOCAL INTERNET ACCESS.   
RECYCLING PROGRAM.  WEBSITE: www.ameren.com.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     39
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    10
            Dentists in Community     3
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
TWO NURSING HOMES.  TWO PHARMACIES.  SPARTA 
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL VIDEO.  MEDSTAR AMBULANCE HQ 
(www.medstarems.net).  SPARTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 
(www.spartahospital.com) EXPANSION COMPLETED PLUS 
CLINICS IN COULTERVILLE, MARISSA & STEELEVILLE.  
HEAD START (WEEOC).

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        24         212
Junior High               1        34         433
High School               1        36         435
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 20.2

Remarks
Website: www.sparta.k12.il.us.  Sparta High School
 Repeat State Math Champ.  Loyalty Baptist Academy
 (K-12) Eden.  Beck Area Career Ctr (1/2 HR), SW 
IL College Red Bud Campus (1/4 Hr) & Main Campus 
(3/4 Hr); SO IL University - Carbondale or 
Edwardsville Campus (1 Hr).  Adult Ed & Family 
Ctr.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
SPARTA COMM HOSP           HEALTHCARE                200  AFSCME           1950
(www.spartahospital.com) 
GLISTER MARYLEE            FOOD PROD WAREHOUSE        15  NONE             1997
CORP. (www.gilstermarylee
SPARTAN LIGHT METAL        ALUM/MAG DIE CASTING      550  NONE             1961
PRODUCTS INC. (spartalmp.
WORLD SHOOTING             STATE FACILITY W/AME       35  NONE             2006
& REC COMPLEX            
LINK TRUCK SERVICE         HEAVEY HAULING SPEC.       50  TEAMSTERS        1946
                         
POWDERED COATINGS          ELECTROSTATIC PAINT        20  NONE             1997
OF ILLINOIS, INC.        
MEDSTAR AMBULANCE          AMBULANCE SVC HDQTR       175  NONE             1980
(www.medstarems.net)     
CTS TECHNOLOGY             TELECOMMUNICATIONS         30  NONE             1985
SOLUTIONS, INC. (ctscompl
SPARTA SCHOOL DIST         PRE-K - 12 (3 Towns)      200  SEA & SSW        1902
140 (www.sparta.k12.il.us
WAL-MART SUPERCENTER       RETAIL                    280  NONE             1978
(www.walmart.com)        

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for RANDOLPH COUNTY                         
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force    15,301
             Unemployed   1,288
             Percentage   8.40%
         Total Employed    14,013
          Manufacturing  35.30%
      Non-Manufacturing  64.70%
            Agriculture   0.60%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   3
            Number won by union   2
          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 9 SW       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 19.95  $ 40.37   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 19.88  $ 28.63
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.40  $ 15.56   Office Clerk             $  9.30  $ 15.78
Assembler-Production     $  9.40  $ 15.56   Secretary                $  9.68  $ 15.49
Computer Operator        $ 11.84  $ 17.25   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 11.68  $ 18.22
Computer Programmer      $ 17.91  $ 34.02   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.96  $ 18.56
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.66  $ 16.15   Systems Analyst          $ 24.14  $ 39.65
Drill or Punch Press     $ 12.64  $ 18.44   Technician               $ 16.88  $ 33.35
Engineer                 $ 25.64  $ 39.20   Tool & Die Maker         $ 21.41  $ 29.98
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.73  $ 13.34   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.41  $ 16.09
Laborer                  $ 14.51  $ 26.82   Welder                   $ 14.87  $ 26.17
Machinist                $ 13.66  $ 23.26   Word Processor           $ 12.46  $ 15.07

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.  SPARTA EDUCATION ASSN & SPARTA 
SERVICE WORKERS (SPARTA CUSD #140) STRIKE IN FALL,
 1998.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       5        Protestant Churches  22
                 Number of Rooms     175          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      12          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     250              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       4      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River CITY LAKE/ KASKASKIA RIVER                        

Remarks
RANDOLPH CO FAIRGROUNDS.  SPARTA COUNTRY CLUB 
9-HOLE GOLF COURSE.  SPARTA COMMUNITY CHORUS & 
PLAYERS.  MISSELHORN ART GALLERY.  LOCAL MUSEUMS. 
 BOWLING ALLEY.   HISTORIC BRICKTOWN.  WORLD 
SHOOTING & REC COMPLEX.  MOVIE THEATRE.  SKATING 
RINK.  SR CITIZEN CTR.  ATA MUSEUM PRPOSED.

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 2007          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.75%
    City  1.2210%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.7767%          2006       2005              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.4316%         8.2148%    8.4669%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.3319%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  7.7612%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
2001 TAX MULTIPLIER OF 1.0000.  MULTI-YEAR 
CITY/COUNTY/SCHOOL DISTRICT INDUSTRIAL TAX 
ABATEMENT PROGRAM.  ADD ADDITIONAL STATE 
ELECTRIC/GAS TAX OF 5% OF GROSS RECEIPTS OR $.0032
 PER KWH OR $.024 PER THERM WHICHEVER IS LOWER.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Chris Martin, Econ Dev Coordinator   Chris Martin, Econ Dev Coordinator 
Randolph County Progress             Randolph County Progress 
Committee, Inc. (RCPCI)              Committee, Inc. (RCPCI)            
1 Taylor St., Courthouse             1 Taylor St., Courthouse           
Chester, IL  62233                   Chester, IL  62233    
Phone (618) 826-5000                 Phone (618) 826-5000
  Fax (618) 826-3363                   Fax (618) 826-3363

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62286           Rep Dist           116                          
                            Senate Dist        58                           
                            Congressional Dist 12               


Remarks
Chris Martin Ext. 221, E-Mail: 
rndlfedc@egyptian.net.  Contact Corey Rheinecker, 
Coordinator of City Affairs, Sparta City Hall for 
detailed municipal info 618/443-2917.  Sparta City
 Website: www.spartaillinois.us.  Sparta Chamber 
of Commerce Website: www.spartail.chamber.com.  
Randolph Co Website: www.randolphco.org.  See: 
www.locationone.com.


Last updated 12/14/2012
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