General Information
Population
Within City Limits 18,291
*61938 22,264
**Trade Area-12 Minute Drive Time 47,590
County 53,196
Labor Market 27,255
***Annual Sales Tax Receipts per Capita $312.55

* US Census Bureau (link to website www.census.gov)
**Retail Site Analysis
***Berns, Clancy & Associates Municipal Sales Tax Data January 2008

Municipal Services
Local Government Yes
Comprehensive Plan Yes
Subdivision Ordinance (with design standards) Yes
Public Library Yes
Fire Insurance Class ISO-5
Municipal Zoning Yes
County Zoning No
Home Rule No
Emergency 911 System Yes
Rescue Squad Yes
Private Ambulances Yes
Public Ambulances Yes
Fire Department Yes 38 Fire Fighters
Police Department Yes 42 Patrolmen

 

Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal Yes
Special Waste Disposal Yes
Newspaper 1 Daily
Banks/ Savings & Loan 16 with 6 branch offices
Radio Station Yes
Cable Yes

 

Transportation
Motor Carrier
Highways Serving Community 3 Rt 45, Rt16, Rt 121
Interstates Serving Community 1 I-57
Interstate Interchange 3 Exits 184, 190B, 192
Motor Freight Terminals Yes
Local Carriers Yes
Interstate Carriers Yes
Intrastate Carriers Yes
Package Delivery Service Yes
Commercial Bus Service Yes
UPS Yes

 

Air Carrier
Public Airport Coles County Memorial Airport
Local Yes 2 Miles East of I57
Type of Surface Concrete
Longest Runway 6,500 Ft.; 1,950 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

 

Railroads Frequency of Switching
Canadian National Illinois Central 6 Day/Week
Piggyback Services No
Container Services No
Amtrak Passenger Service Yes 3 North Bound; 3 South Bound/day
Ridership 2,100-2,700/month

 

Utilities – Waste Water Treatment – Natural Gas – Electricty – Telecommunicatoins
Water
Gallons/day
Liters/day
Storage Capacity 5,500,000 20,819,764
Treatment Capacity 7,000,000 26,497,882
Average Daily Demand 2,800,000 10,599,153
Peak Daily Demand 3,500,000 13,247,500
Excess Capacity 3,500,000 13,247,500
Gas Supplier Ameren/ CIPS
Electric Supplier CIPS/Coles Moultrie CO-OP
Local Telephone Supplier Consolidated Communications/ MediaCom
Digital Switching Yes
Fiber Optics Yes
Long Distance Carriers Consolidated/ AT&T/ Sprint/ MCI

 

Health Facilities
# of Hospitals 1
Total Number of Beds 209
Clinics 2
Emergency Medical Treatment Yes

 

Educational Facilities
Number
Enrollment
Elementary Schools
3
1,593
Middle Schools
1
748
High Schools
1
975
*Community Colleges
1
11,000+
**Universities
1
11,000+
* Lake Land College
** Eastern Illinois University (12 miles to Charleston)

 

Community Facilities
Motels/Hotels
8
Rooms
500
Restaurants
45
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room
400
Public Golf Courses
2
Private Golf Courses
1
Public Tennis Courts
11
Public Access to Lake or River
Yes
Lake Mattoon; Lake Paradise
Churches
45+
Country Clubs
1
Health Clubs
7
Public Swimming Pools
1

Property Tax Rates

Year 2012
For Previous Year 2011

Total Sales Tax Rate

6.75% – 7.75%

City 2.0493%
8.9040%
Utility Tax On:
County 1.1811%
Electricity 3.00%
School 4.6428%
Natural Gas 3.00%
Other(s) 1.3092%
Telephone 3.00%
Total 9.1824%
Water 3.00%

Wage Rates

Occupation Entry/Top Occupation Entry/Top
Accountant/Auditor $18.45/$31.89 Maintenance Mechanic $11.09/$20.03
Assembler-Production $9.29/$17.25 Office Clerk $8.64/$12.16
Computer Operator $13.15/$18.12 Secretary $10.14/$14.73
Computer Programmer $17.17/$32.97 Ship-Recieving Clerk $9.90/$15.70
Data Entry Operator $10.44/$16.67 Systems Analyst $18.91/$36.85
Engineer $24.58/$36.09 Tool & Die Maker $13.15/$25.00
Janitor/Cleaner $8.95/$15.09 Warehouse Worker $11.80/$17.66
Laborer $10.91/$19.71 Welder $11.27/$17.26
Machinist $11.73/$17.69 Word Processor $10.14/$14.73

Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in Coles County

Source: LMI.IDES.STATE.IL.US