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ST. ELMO, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County FAYETTE        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 1,611 1,473 1,456 1,426 1,426 Avg. Winter Temp 32.00 F 0.00 C County 22,167 20,893 21,802 22,140 22,140 Avg. Summer Temp 80.00 F 26.67 C Labor 0 0 10,930 10,562 9,876 Avg. Annual Rainfall 39.00 In 99.06 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 16.00 In 40.64 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan No             - Rev.    0       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance NO                                   Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad NO 
 
 Fire Insurance Class  7    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         31
    Police Department            1          4          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  48
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  15 MI   24 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     15,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
CITY ADMINISTERS A LOCAL, LOW-INTEREST REVOLVING 
BUSINESS LOAN FUND.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   0 State
Interstates Serving Community I-70 (I-57 is 19 miles away)                      
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   2
          Interstate Carriers   1
          Intrastate Carriers   1

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport LAMBERT INT., ST LOUIS MO.
                     Local NO    85 MI136 KM
       Commercial Airlines   16   Flights per day 1300

    Nearest Public Airport VANDALIA MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO   15 MI   24 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  4,500 FT   1,350 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available NO 
     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    75 MI  120 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           475       760       3         1
Chicago           240       384       1         1
Cleveland         500       800       4         1
Dallas            735     1,176       4         2
Denver            794     1,270       4         2
Detroit           475       760       3         1
Kansas City       310       496       2         1
Los Angeles     1,910     3,056       5         4
Memphis           350       560       1         1
Minneapolis       600       960       4         1
New Orleans       725     1,160       2         2
New York          905     1,448       4         2
St. Louis          75       120       1         1
Seattle         2,175     3,480       5         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
UNION PACIFIC                          
CONRAIL, CSX                           
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    75 MI  120 KM
Container Service NO    75 MI  120 KM

Remarks
PACKAGE DELIVERY - UPS AND FEDEX.  COMMERICAL BUS 
SERVICE - 26 MILES.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier REGIONAL/FAYETTE WATER CO
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          450,000           1,710,000
            Treatment Capacity          288,000           1,094,400
          Average Daily Demand          120,000             456,000
             Peak Daily Demand          190,000             722,000
               Excess Capacity          168,000             638,400

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process 4 CELL LAG          
            Treatment Capacity          343,000           1,303,400
                  Present Load          305,000           1,159,000
               Excess Capacity           38,000             144,400

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier ATMOS ENERGY             
       Electric Supplier SEE REMARKS              
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER, MEDIACOM                                
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T Frontier Qwest others 

Remarks
Electric Supplier: AMEREN ILLINOIS, SOUTHWESTERN 
ELECTRIC.  Several Internet providers.  Cable - 
Mediacom.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  15 MI   24 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     2
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    15 MI   24 KM

Remarks
ST. ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL IS 19 MILES, 146 BEDS, 73 
PHYSICIANS.  FAYETTE COUNTY HOSPITAL 15 MILES, 25 
BEDS, 7 PHYSICIANS.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        17         233
Junior High               1         5          83
High School               1        13         136
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 18.8

Remarks
2 JUNIOR COLLEGES, 2 FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES, 1 
UNIVERSITY SERVED BY INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, 60-90 
MINUTES DRIVING.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
PINNACLE FOODS             FOOD                       93  NONE             2001
INC.                     
FELLER'S OIL FIELD         OIL EXPLORATION AND        24  TEAMSTERS        1949
SERVICE INC.             
NATURAL GAS PIPELINE       TRANSMISSION NATURAL       24  NONE             1966
                         
PETCO                      OILFIELD PRODUCTION       150  EMPLOYEES FEDER  1937
                         
RICHARDSON BROTHERS        WHLSL BEDDING PLANTS      100  NONE             1939
GREENHOUSE               
MARY ANN'S RESTAURANT      RESTAURANT                 11  NONE             1996
                         
ST. ELMO FOOD MARKET       GROCERIES                  11  NONE             1940
                         
CUMBERLAND TRAILS          WHLSL BEDDING PLANTS       40  NONE             1993
GROWERS                  
ST. ELMO SCHOOL            EDUCATION                  75  TEACHERS UNION   1941
                         
DRIFTSTONE PUEBLO          INDIAN CRAFTS/DECOR        17  NONE             2001
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for FAYETTE COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     9,876
             Unemployed   1,035
             Percentage  10.50%
         Total Employed     8,841
          Manufacturing  29.80%
      Non-Manufacturing  66.30%
            Agriculture   3.90%

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 7 SE       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 19.22  $ 31.94   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 14.27  $ 23.20
Assembler-Electronic     $ 11.91  $ 17.24   Office Clerk             $  8.76  $ 12.31
Assembler-Production     $  9.20  $ 15.02   Secretary                $  9.89  $ 15.12
Computer Operator        $ 12.91  $ 19.73   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.58  $ 17.20
Computer Programmer      $ 19.80  $ 37.85   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  9.30  $ 14.94
Data Entry Operator      $  9.45  $ 17.13   Systems Analyst          $ 13.20  $ 37.17
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.18  $ 14.74   Technician               $ 19.99  $ 30.77
Engineer                 $ 25.30  $ 36.34   Tool & Die Maker         $ 14.22  $ 25.29
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.14  $ 14.95   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.76  $ 17.09
Laborer                  $ 10.61  $ 19.10   Welder                   $ 10.79  $ 17.22
Machinist                $ 13.33  $ 18.55   Word Processor           $  9.45  $ 17.13

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

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       3        Protestant Churches   9
                 Number of Rooms     120          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       9          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     100              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River LAKE NELLIE, TOWER LAKE                           

Remarks
LOCAL: GOLFING, FISHING, CAMPING, HUNTING.  WITHIN
 20 MILES:  COMP. RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, MOTELS,
 HOTELS, CONVENTION CENTER.

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  0.7963%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9835%          2011       2010              Electricity  3.00%
  School  4.0356%         8.5925%    8.3204%            Natural Gas  3.00%
Other(s)  2.5798%                                         Telephone  3.00%
   Total  8.3953%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Mary Magnus                          Mary Magnus                        
Treasurer                            Treasurer                
City of St. Elmo                     City of St. Elmo                   
411 N. Main St.                      411 N. Main St.                    
St. Elmo, IL  624581636              St. Elmo, IL  624581636
Phone (618) 829-3319                 Phone (618) 829-3319
  Fax (618) 829-3332                   Fax (618) 829-3332

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62458           Rep Dist           107                          
                            Senate Dist        54                           
                            Congressional Dist 15               


Remarks
E-mail: city@stelmo.us
Website: www.stelmo.us

Last updated 11/19/2013
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