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SAINT CHARLES, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County KANE           
Additional Counties DUPAGE           

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 17,492 22,620 27,896 32,974 33,202 Avg. Winter Temp 24.30 F -4.28 C County 278,405 317,471 404,119 515,269 515,269 Avg. Summer Temp 74.70 F 23.72 C Labor 0 0 222,285 271,334 279,151 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.30 In 89.66 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 39.30 In 99.82 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1996       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  2    in city  2     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           46         17          0
    Police Department           67         18          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   4
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  50
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   5 Daily    3 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops  24  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  41  Assets $  1,366,893,000
     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
Police Department has 1 Canine Unit.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   4 State
Interstates Serving Community I-88, I-90, I-290, I-294                          
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    13 MI   21 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  23
               Local Carriers   8
          Interstate Carriers  14
          Intrastate Carriers  14

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    29 MI 46 KM
       Commercial Airlines   50   Flights per day 2719

    Nearest Public Airport DUPAGE AIRPORT
                     Local YES   1 MI    2 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  7,570 FT   2,309 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           695     1,112       5         2
Chicago            35        56       1         1
Cleveland         308       493       3         1
Dallas            917     1,467       5         3
Denver            976     1,562       4         4
Detroit           311       498       3         1
Kansas City       475       760       3         1
Los Angeles     2,065     3,304       6         5
Memphis           584       934       2         2
Minneapolis       382       611       2         1
New Orleans       925     1,480       5         5
New York          857     1,371       5         5
St. Louis         280       448       3         1
Seattle         2,063     3,301       5         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
UNION PACIFIC                          
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    35 MI   24 KM
Container Service NO    23 MI    0 KM

Remarks
Northwest Chicagoland Regional Airport at Rockford
 (RFD) is a commercial service airport located 56 
miles west of St. Charles.  RFD is ranked as the 
23rd largest cargo airport in the nation when 
measured by land weight.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        4,200,000          15,960,000
            Treatment Capacity       12,773,000          48,537,400
          Average Daily Demand        4,250,000          16,150,000
             Peak Daily Demand        8,010,000          30,438,000
               Excess Capacity        4,500,000                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        9,700,000          36,860,000
                  Present Load        4,500,000          17,100,000
               Excess Capacity        4,500,000          17,100,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier MUNICIPAL                
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T                                              
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T    

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds    128
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   1 MI    2 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   403
            Dentists in Community    33
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
2 NURSING HOMES, HOME CARE SERVICES, SURGERY &  
POST-RECOVERY CENTER ALSO AVAILABLE.  LEVEL II 
TRAUMA CENTER, CANCER CARE CENTER.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary               12       371       5,094
Junior High               3       186       2,655
High School               2       230       3,344
Trade & Technical         0         0      10,173
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 23.5

Remarks
THERE ARE 5 PRE-SCHOOLS.  DEKALB, ELGIN, WHEELING,
 AURORA AND CHICAGO (CITIES WITH COLLEGES AND 
UNIVERSITIES) ARE WITHIN 1 HOUR OF ST. CHARLES.
SPECIAL EDUCATION  1 - 38 - 231.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
COMMUNITY UNIT             EDUCATION               1,500                      0
SCHOOL DISTRICT 303      
SYSTEM SENSOR              COMM SMOKE DETECTORS      450                      0
                         
CITY OF ST. CHARLES        LOCAL GOV'T               300                      0
                         
OMRON AUTOMOTIVE           AUTO RELAYS/CONTROLS      350                      0
ELECTRONICS INC          
PHEASANT RUN RESORT        RESORT/CONF CTR           250                      0
& SPA                    
ILLINOIS YOUTH             YOUTH CORRECTIONS FA      300                      0
CENTER                   
PERFECT PLASTIC            MFG PLASTIC SECURE P      300                      0
PRINTING CORPORATION     
ARMOUR-ECKRICH             MFG SALAMI/DELI MEAT      350                      0
FOODS                    
COCA COLA BOTTLING         COCA-COLA DISTR.          250                      0
COMPANY                  

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for KANE COUNTY                             
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force   279,151
             Unemployed  24,671
             Percentage   8.80%
         Total Employed   254,480
          Manufacturing  23.90%
      Non-Manufacturing  76.00%
            Agriculture   1.10%

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   1
   Number of employees involved       1

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Reg 4 NE       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 21.99  $ 42.79   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 17.96  $ 28.46
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.03  $ 18.55   Office Clerk             $ 10.24  $ 17.31
Assembler-Production     $  8.90  $ 15.90   Secretary                $ 11.27  $ 19.38
Computer Operator        $ 13.97  $ 24.67   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 11.29  $ 20.05
Computer Programmer      $ 22.52  $ 45.04   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.24  $ 17.14
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.35  $ 17.67   Systems Analyst          $ 23.06  $ 40.68
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.70  $ 17.57   Technician               $ 16.39  $ 30.95
Engineer                 $ 23.90  $ 40.56   Tool & Die Maker         $ 17.11  $ 29.54
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.16  $ 14.39   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.83  $ 17.13
Laborer                  $  8.76  $ 24.21   Welder                   $ 13.32  $ 21.41
Machinist                $ 13.04  $ 23.10   Word Processor           $ 12.52  $ 20.46

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL Dept of Employment 
Security website.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      11        Protestant Churches  23
                 Number of Rooms   1,360          Catholic Churches   2
                     Restaurants     118          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   3,000              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       2               Health Clubs   4
            Public Tennis Courts      16      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River FOX RIVER                                         

Remarks
Recreation Center, Sports Complex, & Cultural Arts
 Center.  Pride of the Fox Festival & Bloomington 
Gold Corvette  show in June, Scarecrow Festival in
 October & Kane County Flea Market 1st Wknd of 
every month.  Canoeing, 120 miles of bike paths in
 Kane Co., 56 Parks.

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  8.00%
    City  0.8974%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.4336%          2009       2005              Electricity  5.00%
  School  5.5200%         6.6390%    6.7617%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  1.8594%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total  8.6903%                                             Water  5.00%

Remarks
Infrastucture Maintenance 1.00%.  ALCOHOL SALES 
2.0%.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Chris Aiston                         Michael Mertes                     
Economic Dev Director                Econ Dev Coordinator     
City of St. Charles                  City of St. Charles                
Two East Main Street                 Two East Main Street               
St. Charles, IL  601741984           St. Charles, IL  601741984
Phone (630) 443-4093                 Phone (630) 762-6901
  Fax (630) 762-7066                   Fax (630) 762-7066

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60174  60175    Rep Dist           49    50    65               
                            Senate Dist        25    33                     
                            Congressional Dist 14               


Remarks
Website: www.stcharlesil.gov
E-mail: econdev@stcharlesil.gov


Last updated 05/22/2013
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