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COMMUNITY PROFILE
General Information
Population 2000
City 2,055
County 16,798
Labor Market 8,144
Climate
Avg. Winter Temp 29.0F / -1.66C
Avg. Summer Temp 77.0F / 25.0C
Avg. Annual Rainfall 37.0 in. / 93.98 cm
Avg. Annual Snowfall 20.0 in. / 50.80 cm
Economic Development Amenities
Municipal Services
Government Form - City Council / Manager Rescue Squad - YES
Emergency 911 System - YES Ambulance - YES - 15 Part TimeLink
Fire Department - 27 Volunteers Public Library - YES
Police Department - 3 Full Time, 5 Part Time County Zoning - YES
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal - YES Radio Stations - 1
Special Waste Disposal - YES Cable TV - YES - 67 channels
Banks - 1, Assets= $59 million Internet - Cable, DSL, Wireless
Newspapers - 1 weekly
Additional Economic Amenities
Tax Increment Finance District - 2
Transportation
Motor Carrier
Highways Serving Community 1 Federal, 2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-74 - Exit 159
Nearest Interchange within city limits
Local Carriers 1
Interstate Carriers 5
Package Delivery Service YES
Air
Nearest Commercial Airport Bloomington, IL - 25 Miles / Champaign, IL - 30 Miles
Commercial Airlines           5                           /        3
Flights Per Day          31                          /        28
Highway Distances from:
Atlanta - 676 Miles / 1,082 Km Kansas City - 370 Miles / 592 Km
Chicago - 150 Miles / 240 Km Los Angeles - 2,245 Miles / 3,592 Km
Cleveland - 480 Miles / 768 Km Memphis - 400 Miles / 640 Km
Dallas - 811 Miles / 1,298 Km Minneapolis - 570 Miles / 912 Km
Denver - 965 Miles / 1,544 Km New York - 990 Miles / 1,582 Km
Detroit - 420 Miles / 672 Km St. Louis - 150 Miles / 240 Km
Indianapolis - 140 Miles / 224 Km Seattle - 2,213 Miles / 3,541 Km
Railroad
Canadian National
Amtrak Service from Bloomington and Champaign
UtilitiesLink
Water
Water Supplier Municipal
Water Source Wells
Storage Capacity 300,000 Gallons / 1,140,000 Liters
Treatment Capacity 576,000 Gallons / 2,190,000 Liters
Avg. Daily Demand 180,000 Gallons / 684,000 Liters
Peak Daily Demand 250,000 Gallons / 950,000 Liters
Excess Capacity 396,000 Gallons / 1,505,000 Liters
Waste Water Treatment
Sewage Treatment Tertiary
Treatment Capacity 900,000 Gallons / 3,420,000 Liters
Present Load 300,000 Gallons / 1,140,000 Liters
Excess Capacity 600,000 Gallons / 2,280,000 Liters
Natural Gas - Electrictity - Telecommunication - Internet
Gas Supplier Nicor
Electicity Supplier Farmer City Light & Power / IMEA
Local Telephone Provider Verizon
Long Distance Providers AT&T, Sprint, MCI
Internet Providers Mediacom (cable), Verizon (DSL and wireless)
Health Facilities
Nearest Hospitals Champaign - 25 Miles / 40 Km
Local Doctors 1
Local Dentists 2
Education Facilities
Public Schools in CommunityLink
Elementary - 1 21 Teachers, 312 Enrolled
Junior High - 1 Mansfield, IL
High School - 1 23 Teachers, 253 Enrolled
Latest A.C.T. Composite Scores for High School - 21.4
Colleges & Universities
Parkland Community College Champaign, IL - 25 Miles
University of Illinois Champaign, IL - 25 Miles
Illinois State University Normal, IL - 30 Miles
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL - 30 Miles
Millikin University Decatur, IL - 40 Miles
Community Facilities
Motels/Hotels 2 with 55 Total Rooms
Restaurants 4
Golf Course - Semi Public 1 with 9 holes
Public Access to Lake Clinton Lake - 5 Miles
Protestant Churches 7
Catholic Churches 1
Public Swimming Pools 1
Country Clubs 1
Grocery Store 1
Variety Store 1
Hardware Store 1
Tax Structure
Property tax rate per $100 assessed valuation. Assessed valuation is 33% of real property value.
                        
     City              1.5200% Total Sales Tax Rate                   6.25%
     County         0.8546% Total Utility Tax Rate On:
     School         5.5298%      Electricity                             3.00%
     Other           1.5449%      Natural Gas                          3.00%
     Telephone                             3.00%
     Total            9.4493%    (2006)      Water                                   0.00%
Location Services
Economic/Industrial Development Contact Trent Smith, City Manager
City Hall - 105 So. Main Street Farmer City, IL 61842
Phone - 309-928-3412     Fax - 309-928-2228 E-mail - farmercity.manager@mchsi.com
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