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STRONGHURST, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County HENDERSON      
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 852 799 896 883 883 Avg. Winter Temp 25.00 F -3.89 C County 9,114 8,096 8,213 7,331 7,331 Avg. Summer Temp 73.00 F 22.78 C Labor 0 4,208 5,096 3,820 3,853 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.00 In 88.90 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 24.00 In 60.96 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / TRUSTEES / VILLAG     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan No             - Rev.    0       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance NO                                   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            0          0         30
    Police Department            0         11          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels   6
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  18 MI   29 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  18 MI   29 KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $              0
     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 NO 
 
Remarks
FIRE PROTECTION PROVIDED BY MST FIRE DISTRICT.  
POLICE PROTECTION PROVIDED BY HENDERSON COUNTY 
SHERIFF'S DEPT.  SEVERAL DAILY NEWSPAPERS 
AVAILABLE FROM OTHER COMMUNITIES.  LIBRARY IN 
COUNTY.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community                                                   
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    25 MI   40 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  17
               Local Carriers   2
          Interstate Carriers   2
          Intrastate Carriers  13

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL, BURLINGTON IA
                     Local NO    20 MI 32 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    2

    Nearest Public Airport BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL, BURLINGTON IA
                     Local NO   20 MI   32 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  6,700 FT   2,044 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    18 MI   29 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           755     1,208       3         2
Chicago           240       384       1         1
Cleveland         555       888       2         2
Dallas            850     1,360       3         2
Denver            880     1,408       3         3
Detroit           495       792       2         2
Kansas City       300       480       2         1
Los Angeles     1,895     3,032       4         3
Memphis           500       800       3         2
Minneapolis       390       624       3         1
New Orleans       895     1,432       3         2
New York        1,000     1,600       4         3
St. Louis         215       344       2         1
Seattle         2,020     3,232       5         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NTHRN/SANTA FE  DAILY       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO   240 MI  384 KM
Container Service NO   240 MI  384 KM

Remarks
MOTOR CARRIERS WITHIN 25 MILE RADIUS.  ONE COUNTY 
HIGHWAY.  RAIL CLASSIFICATION YARD IN GALESBURG - 
40 MILES.  PEORIA NEAREST PIGGYBACK & CONTAINER 
SERVICE.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier VILLAGE OF STRONGHURST   
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity           55,000             209,000
            Treatment Capacity          216,000             820,800
          Average Daily Demand           70,000             266,000
             Peak Daily Demand          100,000             380,000
               Excess Capacity          116,000             440,800

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process SMALL FLOW SYSTEM   
            Treatment Capacity          200,000             760,000
                  Present Load           85,000             323,000
               Excess Capacity          115,000             437,000

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

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  20 MI   32 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     1
            Dentists in Community     1
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    20 MI   32 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        33         403
Junior High               1        24         210
High School               1        30         299
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
PRE-K 1, 4 TEACHERS, 70 ENROLLED.  SOUTHERN COMM 
SCHOOL DISTRICT, CARL SANDBURG COLLEGE DISTR, COMM
 COLLEGE - 20 MILES, 4-YEAR COLLEGE - 30 MILES, 
STATE UNIV - 30 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
WEST CENTRAL CUSD          EDUCATION                 165  WCATS            2005
235                      
HENDERSON COUNTY           PUBLIC SERVICE             90  NONE             1841
                         
OAK LAND NURSING           HEALTH CARE                65  NONE             1989
& REHAB CENTER           
CESSFORD CONSTRUCTION      GEN. CONTRACTOR            11  NONE             1980
                         
FISHER'S JACK &            GROCERY                    25  NONE             1969
JILL - STRONGHURST       
CONSOLIDATED GRAIN         GRAIN/FEED SERVICE         65  NONE             1966
& BARGE "CGB"            
OAKWOOD ESTATES            ASSISTED LIVING             8  NONE             2009
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for HENDERSON COUNTY                        
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force     3,853
             Unemployed     304
             Percentage   7.90%
         Total Employed     3,549
          Manufacturing   2.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  94.50%
            Agriculture   3.50%

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 10 WC      

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 16.61  $ 28.86   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.62  $ 23.23
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.39  $ 16.89   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 14.14
Assembler-Production     $ 10.13  $ 16.46   Secretary                $  9.93  $ 14.08
Computer Operator        $ 12.78  $ 21.08   Sheet Metal Worker       $  8.65  $ 11.24
Computer Programmer      $ 10.14  $ 25.83   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  8.85  $ 14.27
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.34  $ 14.69   Systems Analyst          $ 19.89  $ 30.25
Drill or Punch Press     $ 10.76  $ 16.45   Technician               $ 17.86  $ 28.62
Engineer                 $ 22.83  $ 37.23   Tool & Die Maker         $ 18.33  $ 26.52
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.73  $ 13.55   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.36  $ 16.48
Laborer                  $  9.97  $ 16.10   Welder                   $ 11.99  $ 15.80
Machinist                $ 16.73  $ 24.97   Word Processor           $ 11.73  $ 19.71

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       0        Protestant Churches   4
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   0
                     Restaurants       3          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     100              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River NO 
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
PUBLIC PARKS - 2.

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  7.25%
    City  0.2920%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.3523%          2011       2008              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.2246%         7.4956%    8.3254%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.6221%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  7.4910%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
NO COMMUNITY UTILITY TAX.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Tom Doran                            Tom Doran                          
President                            President                
Henderson Co EDC                     Henderson Co EDC                   
410 E Main/PO Box 239                410 E Main/PO Box 239              
Stronghurst, IL  61480               Stronghurst, IL  61480    
Phone (309) 924-1361                 Phone (309) 924-1361
  Fax (309) 924-1984                   Fax (309) 924-1984

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61480           Rep Dist           94                           
                            Senate Dist        47                           
                            Congressional Dist 17               


Remarks
Tom Doran Cell 309-221-6729, E-mail: 
tomdoran@doran-insurance.com, Website: 
www.hendersoncountyedc.com.  Other Contact: Eric 
Chockley, Village President
Village of Stronghurst, P.O. Box 245, Stronghurst,
 IL 61480, 309-924-1245.

Last updated 03/20/2013
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