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SWANSEA, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County ST. CLAIR      
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 6,190 8,201 10,579 13,430 13,430 Avg. Winter Temp 36.00 F 2.22 C County 267,531 262,852 256,082 270,056 270,056 Avg. Summer Temp 76.00 F 24.44 C Labor 0 0 293,814 347,760 349,788 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.30 In 89.66 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 17.00 In 43.18 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government TRUSTEE / TRUSTEES / VILL     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1993       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library NO 
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  5    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            2          0         34
    Police Department           25          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   7
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   2 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   1 MI    2 KM
 
                 Banks   5  Assets $  9,863,763,680
     Savings and Loans   3  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
BUSINESS DISTRICT.  CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITIES OF 
BELLEVILLE TO THE SOUTH AND FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS TO 
THE NORTH.  A RAPIDLY GROWING COMMUNITY WITH A 
DISTINCT IDENTITY, BUT WITHIN MINUTES OF THE 
ENTIRE ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA AND ITS 
SERVICES.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-64                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     2 MI    3 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers  23
          Interstate Carriers   5
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport MIDAMERICA AIRPORT
                     Local NO     0 MI  0 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    4

    Nearest Public Airport ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN - PARKS AIRPORT
                     Local NO   10 MI   16 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway 10,000 FT   3,050 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    16 MI   26 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           558       893       2         1
Chicago           285       456       1         1
Cleveland         546       874       1         2
Dallas            645     1,032       2         1
Denver            856     1,370       2         2
Detroit           543       869       2         2
Kansas City       253       405       1         1
Los Angeles     1,848     2,957       3         4
Memphis           294       470       1         1
Minneapolis       546       874       2         2
New Orleans       695     1,112       2         2
New York          966     1,546       2         3
St. Louis          14        22       0         0
Seattle         2,109     3,374       4         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
                                       
NORFOLK SOUTHERN                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO     9 MI   14 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
METRO-LINK LIGHT RAIL ROUTE CONNECTS TO ST.LOUIS' 
 LAMBERT INT'L AIRPORT & SCOTT A.F.B.  PROJECTED 
TO EXTEND TO MID AMERICA AIRPORT, THROUGH SWANSEA,
 IL.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier IL AMERICAN WATER COMPANY
        Water Source OTHER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity       23,007,000          87,426,600
            Treatment Capacity       73,400,000         278,920,000
          Average Daily Demand       54,700,000         207,860,000
             Peak Daily Demand       68,000,000         258,400,000
               Excess Capacity        5,400,000          20,520,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process SEE REMARKS         
            Treatment Capacity        5,015,000          19,057,000
                  Present Load        2,500,000           9,500,000
               Excess Capacity        2,515,000           9,557,000

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

Remarks
WATER SOURCE: GROUND.  INTERNET SERVICES.  WASTE 
WATER TREATMENT: UNDER CONSTRUCTION TILL OCTOBER 
2010; NUMBERS LISTED ARE FOR AFTER COMPLETION.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   1 MI    2 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community    12
            Dentists in Community     9
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     1 MI    2 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2       115       1,000
Junior High               1        35         356
High School               0         0           0
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 21.3

Remarks
PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS NEARBY.  HIGH SCHOOLS:
  BELLEVILLE WEST, BELLEVILLE EAST, ALTHOFF 
CATHOLIC.  SOUTHWESTERN IL COLLEGE, 3 MI. SOUTHERN
 IL UNIV. AT EDWARDSVILLE, 20 MI.  WITHIN EASY 
COMMUTING DISTANCE OF MAJOR ST. LOUIS 
UNIVERSITIES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CENTURY CASTING/CENTURY    FOUNDRY                    70  MOLDERS 182      1917
BATH WORKS               
FCB BANK                   SWANSEA BRANCH             55                   1999
                         
HOLLAND CONSTRUCTION       CONSTRUCTION               60                   1986
                         
RURAL KING                 DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT        30  NONE             2010
                         
SCHNUCKS MARKETS           GROCERY STORE             150  FOOD & COMM. WK  1988
                         
U.S. BANK                  BANKING                    45                   1991
                         
ONCOLOGY CARE CENTER       CANCER TREATMENT           41                   1987
                         
NETWORK SOLUTIONS                                    244                      0
                         
GREENSFELDER, HEMKER       ATTORNEY                   40                   1895
& GALE                   
THOUVENOT, WADE            ENGINEERS                 100                   1946
& MOERCHEN               

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for ST. LOUIS MSA (ILL. PART)               
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force   349,788
             Unemployed  32,999
             Percentage   9.40%
         Total Employed   316,789
          Manufacturing  10.10%
      Non-Manufacturing  88.90%
            Agriculture   1.00%

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 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 AT 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      16        Protestant Churches  93
                 Number of Rooms     989          Catholic Churches   9
                     Restaurants     156          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     500              Country Clubs   8
             Public Golf Courses       6               Health Clubs  11
            Public Tennis Courts       9      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River NO 
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
THE METROPOLITAN AREA OFFERS MANY RECREATIONAL 
OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN MINUTES OF ST. LOUIS AND ITS 
SPORTING EVENTS, THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, MUSEUMS, 
RESTAURANTS, AND OTHER CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS.

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 2010          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  7.85%
    City  0.3238%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.1139%          2011       2009              Electricity  4.00%
  School  5.8279%         7.1494%    7.3549%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.2744%                                         Telephone  3.00%
   Total  6.5400%                                             Water  5.00%

Remarks
SPECIAL BUSINESS DISTRICT SALES TAX RATE 8.85%.  
SALES TAX LOWER ON FOOD AND MEDICINE.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Jim Rauckman                         Craig Coughlin, Interim            
Village President                    Village Administrator    
Village of Swansea                   Village of Swansea                 
1400 North Illinois St               1400 North Illinois St.            
Swansea, IL  622264232               Swansea, IL  622264232
Phone (618) 234-0044                 Phone (618) 234-0044
  Fax (217) 234-0222                   Fax (618) 234-0222

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62226           Rep Dist           113   112                    
                            Senate Dist        55    56    57    58         
                            Congressional Dist  3               


Remarks
E-Mail: swanadmn@swanseail.org
Website: www.swanseail.org

Last updated 01/04/2013
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