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Population in 2019: 182 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.9%

 

Males: 74   (41.0%)
Females: 108   (59.0%)
Median resident age: 47.8 years
Illinois median age: 38.6 years

Zip codes: 62956.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,197 (it was $29,688 in 2000)

New Grand Chain: $43,197
IL: $69,187



Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,319 (it was $14,617 in 2000)

New Grand Chain village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $75,254 (it was $44,300 in 2000)

New Grand Chain: $75,254
IL: $209,100



Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $59,284; detached houses: $66,773; mobile homes: $10,016

Median gross rent in 2019: $871.

March 2019 cost of living index in New Grand Chain: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.3%

(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Black residents)

Data:


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Ancestries: German (24.4%), American (23.2%), English (14.6%), Irish (2.4%), Scandinavian (2.4%), Swedish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/04/1891

Elevation: 404 feet

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 172 people per square mile   (very low).

New Grand Chain, Illinois map

4 residents are foreign born (0.5% Latin America).

This village: 2.2%
Illinois: 14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,396 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $604 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (94.8 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (116.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (325.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Belknap, IL (2.6 miles),


Latitude: 37.25 N, Longitude: 89.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

New Grand Chain satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Most common industries in New Grand Chain, IL (%)

Both
Males
Females

Most common industries in 2000

  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Public administration (10.8%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.9%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000

  • Construction (26.8%)
  • Public administration (16.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.4%)
  • Utilities (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000

  • Health care (23.9%)
  • Educational services (17.4%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.3%)
Most common occupations in New Grand Chain, IL (%)

Both
Males
Females

Most common occupations in 2000

  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000

  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000

  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (8.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)

Average climate in New Grand Chain, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations


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Tornado activity:

New Grand Chain-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the New Grand Chain village center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 4/22/1981, a category F4 tornado 29.8 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Earthquake activity:


New Grand Chain-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 332% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI – VII) earthquake occurred 103.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 29.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 103.4 miles away from New Grand Chain center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 124.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pulaski County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

New Grand Chain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near New Grand Chain:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF LACENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA CENTER, KY)
  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; VIENNA, IL)
  • MERIDIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOUNDS, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Grand Chain:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 25 miles; Paducah, KY; Full-time enrollment: 4,107)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 29 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 34 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • John A Logan College (about 35 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Murray State University (about 59 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Rend Lake College (about 61 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 64 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)

Public high school in New Grand Chain:


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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Grand Chain Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map



Pulaski County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) – Low Potential
Average household size:

This village: 2.3 people
Illinois: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:

This village: 66.3%
Whole state: 65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:

This village: 1.1%
Whole state: 6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in New Grand Chain:

Marital status in New Grand Chain, IL
  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in New Grand Chain:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)

Here: 9.8
Illinois average: 12.0


Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for New Grand Chain, IL (based on Pulaski County data)

Religion Adherents Congregations
Evangelical Protestant 3,330 18
Mainline Protestant 441 9
Catholic 386 2
Black Protestant 206 2
Other 49
None 1,749

Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data


Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5

Pulaski County: 7.72 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois: 2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4

This county: 6.18 / 10,000 pop.
State: 2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5

Pulaski County: 7.72 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois: 6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:

Pulaski County: 11.1%
State: 8.3%

Adult obesity rate:

This county: 27.8%
Illinois: 25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:

New Grand Chain: 55.5%
Illinois: 48.6%


Average overall health of teeth and gums:

This city: 55.9%
Illinois: 45.7%


Average BMI:

New Grand Chain: 28.3
Illinois: 28.7


People feeling badly about themselves:


People not drinking alcohol at all:

New Grand Chain: 7.6%
Illinois: 11.0%


Average hours sleeping at night:

New Grand Chain: 7.0
Illinois: 6.8


Overweight people:

New Grand Chain: 35.3%
Illinois: 33.2%


General health condition:


Average condition of hearing:

This city: 80.6%
Illinois: 79.5%



More about Health and Nutrition of New Grand Chain, IL Residents


Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 0 $0   1 $585
Other Government Administration 0 $0   2 $225
Financial Administration 0 $0   1 $110
Totals for Government 0 $0   4 $920

New Grand Chain government finances – Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations – Central Staff Services: $40,000 ($219.78)

    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($54.95)

    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($38.46)

    Sewerage: $5,000 ($27.47)

    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.49)

  • General – Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($38.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,000 ($71.43)


New Grand Chain government finances – Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges – Sewerage: $19,000 ($104.40)

    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($60.44)

  • State Intergovernmental – General Local Government Support: $22,000 ($120.88)

    Other: $7,000 ($38.46)

    Highways: $5,000 ($27.47)

  • Tax – Property: $3,000 ($16.48)


New Grand Chain government finances – Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt – Beginning Outstanding – Unspecified Public Purpose: $152,000 ($835.16)

    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,000 ($807.69)

    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,000 ($27.47)


New Grand Chain government finances – Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds – Cash and Securities: $87,000 ($478.02)




4.95% of this county’s 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here: 4.95%
Illinois average: 4.69%



10 or fewer of this county’s residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.



Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:

Strongest AM radio stations in New Grand Chain:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WKRO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CAIRO, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WBCE (1200 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WBCE, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Grand Chain:

  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN’S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)

TV broadcast stations around New Grand Chain:

  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)

New Grand Chain fatal accident list:


Oct 22, 2002 05:41 PM, Sr-37, Lat: 37.249040, Lon: -89.027680, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 16.5mTotal length
  • 4,500Total average daily traffic
  • 356Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,444Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1

  • 5 Km E (Lat: 37.238333 Lon: -88.955000), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Roy Walker Communications Inc, Makan-da, Phone: (618) 529-3301

Houses and condos
Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Grand Chain, IL

  • 51.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 34.6%Electricity
  • 13.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Grand Chain, IL

  • 57.1%Electricity
  • 42.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

New Grand Chain compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

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