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City Info and Demographics

Link to State of Illinois DCEO Community Profile

Other Source Data:
Population (year 2000): 2,203. Estimated population in July 2005: 2,180 (-1.0% change) 

Males: 1,021   (46.3%)
Females: 1,182   (53.7%)

Estimated median household income in 2005: $39,300 (it was $37,437 in 2000) 

Arthur   $39,300
Illinois:   $50,260

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $74,400 (it was $69,200 in 2000)

Arthur   $74,400
Illinois:   $183,900

 Ancestries: German (29.7%), United States (15.1%),
English (11.5%), Irish (8.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), French (3.1%).

Elevation: 662 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles.

Population density: 1709 people per square mile

For population 25 years and over in Arthur

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arthur village

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +42 (+1.9%).

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL  (31.0 miles , pop. 67,518).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO  (143.2 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL  (156.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Atwood, IL (5.9 miles ), Garrett, IL (6.5 miles ,Hammond, IL (10.2 miles ), Lovington, IL (11.3 miles ), Arcola, IL (11.5 miles ), Allenville, IL (11.8 miles) , Sullivan, IL  (12.6 miles ), Humboldt, IL (12.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $146,700

Most Common Industries for Males:
Furniture and related products (14%)
 Construction (12%)
 Wood products (8%)
 Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (7%)
 Educational services (7%)
 Metal and metal products (5%)
 Public administration (5%)

Most Common Industries for Females:
Furniture and related products (15%)
 Health care (13%)
 Accommodation and food services (10%)
 Educational services (10%)
 Finance and insurance (4%)
 Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores (4%)
 Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most Common Occupations for Males:
 Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
 Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
 Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
 Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
 Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
 Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
 Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most Common Occupations for Females:
 Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
 Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
 Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
 Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
 Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
 Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
 Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Arthur-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the Arthur city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/22/1963, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the city center injured 40 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Hospitals/medical centers near Arthur:

  • SARAH BUSH LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER (about 18 miles; MATTOON, IL)
  • JOHN & MARY KIRBY HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; MONTICELLO, IL)
  • SHELBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Arthur:
  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 23 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; ID: MTO)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 26 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; ID: CMI)
  • DECATUR (about 28 miles; DECATUR, IL; ID: DEC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Arthur:
  • TUSCOLA (about 13 miles; TUSCOLA, IL; ID: K96)
  • PIATT COUNTY (about 21 miles; MONTICELLO, IL; ID: 2K0)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 34 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL; ID: 2H0)
Amtrak station near Arthur:
  • 18 miles: MATTOON (1718 BROADWAY). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arthur:
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 18 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; FT enrollment: 9,582)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 31 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; FT enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 32 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 36,284)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; DECATUR, IL; FT enrollment: 2,274)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,390)
Public high school in Arthur:
 
  • ARTHUR SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 134; Location: 301 E COLUMBIA ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Arthur:
 
  • ARTHUR MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: RR1 BOX 194B; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Arthur:
 
  • ARTHUR ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 126 E LINCOLN ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • ARTHUR JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 301 E COLUMBIA ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Arthur:
 
  • PLAINVIEW PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: R1 BOX 172C; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • PRAIRIE LANE AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 39; Location: 323 N CO RD 200 E; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • NORTHSIDE PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: ROUTE 2; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • SOUTH PRAIRIE SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 18338 N.C.R. 200 E; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in Arthur:
 
  • ARTHUR P.L.D. (Operating income: $115,001; Location: 225 S WALNUT; 19,545 books; 351 audio materials; 505 video materials; 50 serial subscriptions)

Banks with branches in Arthur (2007 data):

  • State Bank of Arthur: Downtown Facility at 139 South Vine Street, branch established on 1974-01-15; State Bank Of Arthur at 411 South Vine Street, branch established on 1910-05-11. Info updated 2006-11-03: Bank assets: $81.0 mil, Deposits: $68.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Arthur Bancshares Corp.
  • FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF NOKOMIS: Arthur Branch at 120 West Progress Street, branch established on 1996-10-21. Info updated 2006-10-12: Bank assets: $109.3 mil, Deposits: $94.8 mil, headquarters in Nokomis, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Nokomis Bancorp, Inc.
  • The First National Bank of Arcola: Arthur Community Bank Branch at 201 South Vine, branch established on 1879-01-01. Info updated 2006-11-03: Bank assets: $91.3 mil, Deposits: $80.0 mil, headquarters in Arcola, IL, positive income, 3 total offices


Arthur government finances in 2002:
 
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $361,000
                                        Police Protection: $318,000
                                        Regular Highways: $244,000
                                        Financial Administration: $157,000
                                        General - Other: $61,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $576,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $564,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $12,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $82,000
                          General Revenue, NEC: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,730,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $462,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $537,000
                         Highways: $61,000
  • Tax - Property: $246,000
                         NEC: $12,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $496,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000
Strongest AM radio stations in Arthur:
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WEIC (1270 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: COM-STAT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Arthur:
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WWGO (92.1 FM; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: WHQQ, INC)
  • WEBX (93.5 FM; TUSCOLA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • W201AD (88.1 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WCZQ (105.5 FM; MONTICELLO, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)


 

TV broadcast stations around Arthur:
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)

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