Murphysboro - Profile

General Information
Newspapers
Educational Facilities
Facilities, Services and Utilities
Health Care
Climate/Atmosphere
Awards
Travel Time
Tax Rates
Transportation
Unemployment Rates
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General Information 

Zip Codes

62966            

Districts

State Representative District: 116
State Senate District: 58
Congressional District: 22       

Newspapers

Local Daily - 1: The Southern Illinoisan
Local Weekly - 4: Murphysboro American 

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Education Facilities (in community) 

Type Number Teachers Enrollment
Elementary 2 63 887
Junior High 1 34 464
High School 1 60 679
Trade & Technical 0 0 0
Community College 0 0 0
Four-Year College 0 0 0
University 0 0 0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.8>

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Facilities, Services and Utilities

Municipal Services 

Local Government: Mayor/Alderman                
Municipal Zoning: Yes
Comprehensive Plan: Yes - Rev. 1998        
County Zoning: No
Subdivision Ordinance: Yes                                  
Home Rule: Yes w/ Design Standards                                   
Public Library: Yes
Emergency 911 System: Yes                               
Rescue Squad: No
Fire Insurance Class:  6 in city, 10 outside city

  Full Time Part Time Volunteer
Fire Department 11 2 0
Police Department 16 15 0
Commercial Services 

General Waste Disposal: No
Special Waste Disposal: Yes                
Radio Stations: 1
Cable: Yes
Machine Shops   1   
Tool & Die   7 mi   11 km
Banks: 6     
Assets $200,000,000

Additional Economic Amenities 

Competitive Communities Initiatives
Enterprise Zone             

Utilities

Water

Water Supplier: Municipal
Water Source: Kincaid Lake         

  Gallons/Day Liters/Day
Storage Capacity 1,350,000 5,130,000
Treatment Capacity 3,200,000 12,160,000
Average Daily Demand 1,040,000 3,952,000
Peak Daily Demand 1,200,000 4,560,000
Excess Capacity 2,000,000 7,600,000

Type of Sewage Treatment Plant: Secondary       

  Gallons/Day Liters/Day
Treatment Capacity 2,700,000 10,220,612
Present Load 1,200,000 4,542,494
Excess Capacity 1,500,000 5,678,118 

Natural Gas

Supplier: Ameren             

Electric Supplier

Ameren; Egyptian Electric Cooperative             

Local Telephone Supplier

Verizon                                      

Fiber Optics: Yes

Community Facilities  

Motels/Hotels: 3
Number of Rooms: 78           
Protestant Churches: 32
Catholic Churches: 1
Jewish Synagogues: 1
Restaurants: 17
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room: 450
Country Clubs: 1
Public Golf Courses: 1
Health Clubs: 4
Public Tennis Courts: 2
Public Swimming Pools: 1
Public Access to Lake/River: Big Muddy River; Lake Murphysboro; Kincaid Lake

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Health Facilities

Number of Hospitals in Community:1
Total Number of Beds: 61
Clinic: Yes
Doctors in Community: 10
Dentists in Community: 5
Emergency Medical Treatment Local: Yes
Family Practice Clinic: 1
Nursing Home: 1
Shelter Care Homes: 2

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Climate/Atmosphere

Avg. Winter Temp: 37.00 F     2.78 C
Avg. Summer Temp: 79.00 F    26.11 C
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 44.00 In   111.8 Cm
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 12.00 In   30.48 Cm

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Travel Time

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

  Highway Highway Days  
City Miles Kilometers by Rail by Truck
Atlanta 455 728 3 1
Chicago 334 534 2 1
Cleveland 582 931 3 2
Dallas 643 1,029 4 2
Denver 956 1,530 5 3
Detroit 571 914 2 1
Kansas City 350 560 3 1
Los Angeles 1,912 3,059 6 4
Memphis 218 349 2 1
Minneapolis 724 1,158 3 2
New Orleans 637 1,019 3 2
New York 1,013 1,621 5 2
St. Louis 93 149 1 1
Seattle 2,170 3,472 6 4

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Tax Rates

Property Tax Rates 

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

                              Total Property Tax Rates        

                              For Two Previous Years       

      Year 2008            2007        2006                 

      City    0.9043       8.3995     8.4037   

      County   1.2940                

      School  4.4702 

      Other(s)   1.6184                                            

      Total    8.2871 

Utility Taxes

Electricity   0.00%
Natural Gas   0.00%
Telephone   0.00% 
Water    0.00% 

Sales Tax

State  5.00%
County  0.25%
Municipal 1.00%
Home Rule 2.00%
Total   8.25% 

Source: Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs

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