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Community Profiles - Charleston


General Information

Population 2000
2012
Climate
City 21,039
21,911
Av. Winter Temp 31.00 F -0.55 C
County 53,196
53,655
Av. Summer Temp 77.00 F 25.00 C
Labor Market* 27,753*
26,227*

Av.Annual Rainfall 39.00 In 99.06 Cm

Av.Annual Snowfall 17.00 In 42.50 Cm

*Coles County Labor Data

 

Economic Development Amenities

Local Government  - Mayor/Council  
Interstates Serving Community

Municipal Zoning - Yes

Comprehensive Plan - Yes

Revised in 1999

Subdivision Ordinance - Yes

With Design Standards - Yes

Public Library - Yes Emergency 911 System - Yes 
Police Department - 33 Rescue Squad - Yes
Fire Department - 32 County Zoning  - No
Fire Insurance Class - 3 Home Rule - No

 

Commercial Services

General Waste Disposal - Yes Radio Stations - 2
Special Waste Disposal - Yes TV Channels - 272
Daily Newspapers - 2 Cable - Yes
Machine Shops - 2

Tool & Die - Nearest  7 MI  11 KM

Banks - 7

Assets - $964,119,000

Savings & Loans - 1

Assets - $31,871,000

 

Additional Economic Amenities

Competitive Communities

Initiatives - Yes - Stage 5 

Tax Increment Financing

District - Yes

Enterprise Zone - Yes Foreign Trade Zone - No

 

Transportation

Highways Serving Community 0 Federal &  2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57 - Interchange Distance 7 MI  11 KM

Local Carriers - 5            

Interstate Carriers - 6       

Intrastate Carriers - 6

Package Delivery Service - Yes
Commercial Bus Service  - No

Motor Freight Terminals - No

 

Air

Nearest Public Airport - Coles County Memorial Airport 6 MI 10 KM
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

 

Travel Time

City  
Highway Miles
Highway Km.
Days by Rail
Days by Truck
Atlanta
580  
933  
4  
1
Chicago
188  
303 
1
1
Cleveland
428 
716 
5
1
Dallas
796 
1281
5
2
Denver
980
1577
4
2
Detroit
436
702
4
1
Kansas City
382
615
4
1
Los Angeles
1964
3160
7
4
Memphis
361
581
1
1
Minneapolis
565
909
4
1
New Orleans
755
1215
4
2
New York
836
1345
7
2
St. Louis
139
224
1
1
Seattle
2219
3571
7
4

Distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities.

 

Railroad(s)
Eastern Illinois Railroad

 

Water Treatment

 
Gallons/Day   
 
Liters/Day
Storage Capacity       
1,500,000
5,700,000
Treatment Capacity
4,500,000
17,100,000
Average Daily Demand
1,800,000
6,840,000
Peak Daily Demand  
2,300,000
8,740,000
Excess Capacity 
2,200,000
8,360,000

Water Supplier - Municipal

Water Source - Lake

 

Waste Water Treatment

 
Gallons/Day  
Liters/Day
Treatment Capacity
6,000,000
22,800,000
Present Load
3,100,000
11,780,000
Excess Capacity
2,900,000

11,020,000

Type of Sewage Treatment Plant: Anaerobic Digestion

 

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications

Gas Supplier - Ameren CIPS
Electric Supplier - Ameren CIPS / Coles Moultrie Co-Op
Local Telephone Supplier - Consolidated Communications / Mediacom
Digital Switching - Yes
Fiber Optics - Yes
Long Distances Carriers - Consolidated Communications,  AT&T, Sprint, MCI, Mediacom

 

Health Facilities

Number of Hospitals in Community - 1
Total Number of Beds - 203
Clinic - Yes
Doctors in Community - 110
Dentists in Community - 11
Local Emergency Medical Treatment - Yes

 

Education Facilities (in community)

Type Number
Teachers
Enrollment
Elementary
3
48
775
Middle School
1
34
609
High School
1
50
902
Community College*
1
203
7,400
University**
1
761
12,179

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.6

*Community College - Lake Land Community College in Matoon – 12 Miles

** University - Eastern Illinois University - In Charleston

 

Major Employers In The Community

Employer
Product/Service
Employees
Union Affiliation
Eastern Illinois University
Education
1718
UPI
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
Health Care
1600
NONE
Consolidated Communications
Telecommunications
580
IBEW
Vesuvius USA
Refractory Tubes/Sheaths 
175
NONE

 

Labor Force

Labor Force Summary for Coles County   Annual Average for Year 2012
Total Labor Force  
26,227
Unemployed   
2,332
Percentage
8.90%
Total Employed  
23,895
Manufacturing 
34.70%
Non-Manufacturing 
64.80%
Agriculture  
0.50%

 

Community Union Activity

Labor relations board elections in last 5 years - 0

Won by company - 0

Won by union - 0

Work stoppage occurrences within last 5 years - 0
Number of employees involved - 0

Last year data available - 2011

 

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

 

Community Facilities

Motels/Hotels - 10                                 

Protestant Churches - 101
Number of Rooms - 600  Catholic Churches - 3
Restaurants - 95    Jewish Synagogues - 1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room - 650 Country Clubs - 2
Public Golf Courses - 4  Health Clubs - 5
Public Tennis Courts - 10 Public Swimming Pools - 3
Public Access to Lake/River - Yes Fox Ridge State Park - 8 Miles

Name of Lake / River                         

Lake Charleston / Embarras River 

Multiple Bed & Breakfast

in Charleston

Available within Coles County

 

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. Valuation is 33.3% of real property.

 

Property Tax Rates

Year 2012
Previous Year 2011
Total Sales Tax Rate 6.75%
City 2.2069%
9.1550
Utility Tax On:
County 1.1811%
Electricity 3.00%
School 4.9649%
Natural Gas 3.00%
Other(s) 1.0843%
Telephone 3.00%
Total 9.4372%
Water 3.00%

 

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial  

Development Contact       

Angela Griffin                   
President               
Coles Together                      
400 Airport Drive                   
Mattoon, IL  61938                  
Phone (217) 258-5627                
Fax (217) 235-9492                  

Profile Information                   

Provided By                                     

Angela Griffin                   
President                
Coles Together                      
400 Airport Drive                   
Mattoon, IL  61938                  
Phone (217) 258-5627                
Fax (217) 235-9492  

Zip Code - 61920 Representative District - 110
Senate District - 55 Congressional District - 15

 

 

 

 


Coles Together
400 Airport Road
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
Ph: (217)258-5627 - Fax:( 217)235-9492
Email: angela@colestogether.com