St. Joseph, Illinois
The Village of St. Joseph was founded on 28 April 1881 and is located in St. Joseph Township, Champaign County, United States; the population was 3,967 at the 2010 census. St. Joseph is located at St. Joseph, IL. According to the 2010 census, St. Joseph has a total area of 2.14 square miles, of which 2.12 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. As of the census of 2004, there were 3,900 people, 2,014 households, 1,002 families residing in the village; the population density was 3,024.3 people per square mile. There were 1,157 housing units at an average density of 1,022.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.90% White, 0.10% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.24% from other races, 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population. There were 1,125 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.8% were non-families.
22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03. In the village, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males. The median income for a household in the village was $53,424, the median income for a family was $61,094. Males had a median income of $40,250 versus $29,450 for females; the per capita income for the village was $21,381. About 2.8% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over. The public high school for this community is St. Joseph-Ogden High School, a school that combines students graduating from St. Joseph Middle School with students graduating from Prairieview-Ogden Junior High, with the majority of students coming from the St. Joseph area.
Not all students within Prairieview-Ogden Junior High's district are within the high school's district. Some of these students will fall within the borders of Rantoul, IL or Thomasboro, IL high school districts instead. There is locally owned restaurant in St. Joseph. Chain restaurants include Monical's Pizza, Dairy Queen and Casey's Pizza. Locally owned restaurants include La Luna Cafe/Yummy Tummy Pizza, Padano's Pizza, Roch's Place, The Wheelhouse, El Toro; the grocery store, IGA, the newest gas station, Jack Flash have fresh delis inside. Frank Hanly, 26th Governor of Indiana, was born in St. Joseph Village Home Page Community Arts Resource History of St. Joseph, Illinois Champaign County Economic Development Corporation - St. Joseph Community Profile St. Joseph-Ogden High School
United States Geological Survey
The United States Geological Survey is a scientific agency of the United States government. The scientists of the USGS study the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, the natural hazards that threaten it; the organization has four major science disciplines, concerning biology, geography and hydrology. The USGS is a fact-finding research organization with no regulatory responsibility; the USGS is a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. The USGS employs 8,670 people and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia; the USGS has major offices near Lakewood, Colorado, at the Denver Federal Center, Menlo Park, California. The current motto of the USGS, in use since August 1997, is "science for a changing world." The agency's previous slogan, adopted on the occasion of its hundredth anniversary, was "Earth Science in the Public Service." Since 2012, the USGS science focus is directed at six topical "Mission Areas", namely Climate and Land Use Change, Core Science Systems, Ecosystems and Minerals and Environmental Health, Natural Hazards, Water.
In December 2012, the USGS split the Energy and Minerals and Environmental Health Mission Area resulting in seven topical Mission Areas, with the two new areas being: Energy and Minerals and Environmental Health. Administratively, it is divided into six Regional Units. Other specific programs include: Earthquake Hazards Program monitors earthquake activity worldwide; the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines detects the location and magnitude of global earthquakes. The USGS runs or supports several regional monitoring networks in the United States under the umbrella of the Advanced National Seismic System; the USGS informs authorities, emergency responders, the media, the public, both domestic and worldwide, about significant earthquakes. It maintains long-term archives of earthquake data for scientific and engineering research, it conducts and supports research on long-term seismic hazards. USGS has released the UCERF California earthquake forecast.
As of 2005, the agency is working to create a National Volcano Early Warning System by improving the instrumentation monitoring the 169 volcanoes in U. S. territory and by establishing methods for measuring the relative threats posed at each site. The USGS National Geomagnetism Program monitors the magnetic field at magnetic observatories and distributes magnetometer data in real time; the USGS collaborates with Canadian and Mexican government scientists, along with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, to produce the North American Environmental Atlas, used to depict and track environmental issues for a continental perspective. The USGS operates the streamgaging network for the United States, with over 7400 streamgages. Real-time streamflow data are available online. National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center implements partner-driven science to improve understanding of past and present land use change, develops relevant climate and land use forecasts, identifies lands and communities that are most vulnerable to adverse impacts of change from the local to global scale.
Since 1962, the Astrogeology Research Program has been involved in global and planetary exploration and mapping. In collaboration with Stanford University, the USGS operates the USGS-Stanford Ion Microprobe Laboratory, a world-class analytical facility for U--Pb geochronology and trace element analyses of minerals and other earth materials. USGS operates a number of water related programs, notably the National Streamflow Information Program and National Water-Quality Assessment Program. USGS Water data is publicly available from their National Water Information System database; the USGS operates the National Wildlife Health Center, whose mission is "to serve the nation and its natural resources by providing sound science and technical support, to disseminate information to promote science-based decisions affecting wildlife and ecosystem health. The NWHC provides information, technical assistance, research and leadership on national and international wildlife health issues." It is the agency responsible for surveillance of H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in the United States.
The USGS runs 17 biological research centers in the United States, including the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The USGS is investigating collaboration with the social networking site Twitter to allow for more rapid construction of ShakeMaps; the USGS produces several national series of topographic maps which vary in scale and extent, with some wide gaps in coverage, notably the complete absence of 1:50,000 scale topographic maps or their equivalent. The largest and best-known topographic series is the 7.5-minute, 1:24,000 scale, quadrangle, a non-metric scale unique to the United States. Each of these maps covers an area bounded by two lines of latitude and two lines of longitude spaced 7.5 minutes apart. Nearly 57,000 individual maps in this series cover the 48 contiguous states, Hawaii, U. S. territories, areas of Alaska near Anchorage and Prudhoe Bay. The area covered by each map varies with the latitude of its represented location due to convergence of the meridians. At lower latitudes, near 30° north, a 7.5-minute quadrangle contains an area of about 64 square miles.
At 49° north latitude, 49 square miles are contained within a quadrangle of that size. As a unique non-metric map scale, the 1:24,000 scale requires a separate and specialized romer scale for pl
Bondville is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 443 at the 2010 census. Bondville is located about 2 miles west of the western edge of Champaign, at the intersection of the east-west Illinois Route 10 and the north-south County Road 19. Interstate 72 passes from east to west about 0.5 miles to the north of this intersection. The town of Seymour lies about 3 miles further to the west. According to the 2010 census, Bondville has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 455 people, 188 households, 119 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,793.2 people per square mile. There were 194 housing units at an average density of 764.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 95.38% White, 0.44% African American, 1.54% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.44% from other races, 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.76% of the population. There were 188 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.7% were non-families.
26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.84. In the village, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males. The median income for a household in the village was $41,250, the median income for a family was $38,462. Males had a median income of $32,125 versus $25,536 for females; the per capita income for the village was $17,439. About 8.3% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, United States. The city is 135 miles south of Chicago, 124 miles west of Indianapolis, 178 mi northeast of St. Louis, Missouri; the United States Census Bureau estimates the city was home to 87,432 people as of July 1, 2017. Champaign is the tenth-most populous city in Illinois, the state's fourth-most populous city outside the Chicago metropolitan area, it is included in the Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area. Champaign is notable for sharing the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign with its sister city of Urbana. Champaign is home to Parkland College which serves about 18,000 students during the academic year. Due to the university and a number of well known technology startup companies, it is referred to as the hub, or a significant landmark, of the Silicon Prairie. Champaign houses offices for Sony, for the Fortune 500 companies Abbott, Archer Daniels Midland, Deere & Company, Dow Chemical Company, IBM, State Farm. Champaign was founded in 1855, when the Illinois Central Railroad laid its rail track two miles west of downtown Urbana.
Called "West Urbana", it was renamed Champaign when it acquired a city charter in 1860. Both the city and county name were derived from Ohio. During February 1969, Carl Perkins joined with Bob Dylan to write the song "Champaign, Illinois", which Perkins released on his album On Top; the band Old 97's took another Bob Dylan song, "Desolation Row", combined its melody with new lyrics to make a new song "Champaign, Illinois", which they released with Dylan's blessing on their 2010 album The Grand Theatre Volume One. It achieved considerable popularity; the two "Champaign, Illinois" songs are not similar to each other, except that Bob Dylan was involved in both of them. On September 22, 1985, Champaign hosted the first Farm Aid concert at the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium; the concert raised over $7 million for American family farmers. In 2005, Champaign-Urbana was the location of the National Science Olympiad Tournament, attracting young scientists from all 50 states; the city hosts the state Science Olympiad competition every year.
The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign once again hosted the National competition on May 20–22, 2010. In 2013, Champaign was rated fifth best place in the United States for a healthy work-life balance. According to the 2010 census, Champaign has a total area of 22.457 square miles, of which 22.43 square miles is land and 0.027 square miles is water. Champaign is located on high ground, providing sources to the Kaskaskia River to the west, the Embarras River to the south. Downtown Champaign drains into Boneyard Creek, which feeds the Saline Branch of the Salt Fork Vermilion River. Champaign shares a border with the neighboring city of Urbana. Champaign and the bordering village of Savoy form the Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area known as Champaign-Urbana, it may be colloquially known as the "Twin Cities" or Chambana. The following diagram represents localities within a 35 miles radius of Champaign; the city has a humid continental climate, typical of the Midwestern United States, with hot summers and cold, moderately snowy winters.
Temperatures exceed 90 °F on an average of 24 days per year, fall below 0 °F on six nights annually. The record high temperature in Champaign was 109 °F in 1954, the record low was −25 °F, recorded on four separate occasions − in 1899, 1905, 1994 and 1999; as of the 2010 census, 81,055 people and 34,434 total housing units in Champaign. The population density was 3,974.6 people per square mile. There were 28,556 housing units at an average density of 1,681.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 67.8% White, 15.62% African-American, 0.3% Native American, 10.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.7% from other races, 3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino individuals of any race made up 6.3% of the population. According to the 2010 Census the city's 32,152 households, 21.5% included children under age 18, 33.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 53.7% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals, 6.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.25 persons and the average family size was 2.97. According to the 2010 Census of all individuals, 17.3% were under age 18, 22.5% from 20 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 18% from 45 to 64, 7.6% were age 65 or older. The median age was 25.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males. According to the 2010 Census the median income for a household in the city was $41,403, the median income for a family was $72,819; the per capita income for the city was $24,855. About 11.9% of families and 26.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over. The current city executive or Mayor of Champaign is Deborah Frank Feinen who assumed office in May 2015; the representative body of Champaign is known as the City Council. The City Council is composed of three At-Large members and one member from each of the five council districts located within the city limits.
As of May 2017, its members are: Tom Bruno, Will Kyles, Matthew Gladney, Clarissa Fourman, Alicia Beck, Angi
Philo is a village about nine miles south of Urbana in Champaign County, United States. The population was 1,466 at the 2010 census. Philo is located at 40°0′19″N 88°9′23″W; the legend "Center of the Universe" is painted on the village water tower, along with its zipcode. According to the 2010 census, Philo has a total area of all land. Philo was named after the founder Philo Hale; the main park, used for numerous functions including reserved space for family reunions, located on the north end of the village is named after the founder. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,314 people, 474 households, 381 families residing in the village; the population density was 1,723.4 people per square mile. There were 492 housing units at an average density of 645.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 99.01% White, 0.30% African American, 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population. There were 474 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 19.6% were non-families.
17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.13. In the village, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males. The median income for a household in the village was $56,852, the median income for a family was $60,365. Males had a median income of $43,125 versus $25,446 for females; the per capita income for the village was $21,502. About 2.3% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. Philo is in the Unit 7 School District located in nearby Tolono. Residents attend Unity East Elementary, Unity Junior High, Unity High School.
Philo has a Catholic Grade School, St. Thomas, for grades pre-K through 8th, in nearby Champaign is the High School of Saint Thomas More Early history of Philo, Illinois Daniel Lincicome. Philo Area Centennial 1875-1975. Philo Area Centennial Corporation
Thomasboro is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 1,126 at the 2010 census; the village has the name of a pioneer settler. Thomasboro is located at 40°14′31″N 88°11′16″W. According to the 2010 census, Thomasboro has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,233 people, 495 households, 334 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,191.1 people per square mile. There were 525 housing units at an average density of 507.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 95.38% White, 1.30% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population. There were 495 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.5% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03. In the village, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $39,667, the median income for a family was $47,212. Males had a median income of $31,595 versus $23,182 for females; the per capita income for the village was $17,866. About 4.2% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over. Mark Arie, winner of two 1920 Summer Olympics gold medals in shooting, was born in Thomasboro. Terry Shaw A. K. A. "T. Shaw", winner of 2009 VH1 Tool Academy. Village of Thomasboro
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti