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The site of Gibson City was purchased and platted by Jonathan B. Lott in 1869. In 1870, Lott built a home and a post office there, and several stores and a grain elevator were constructed. Lott named the place Gibson after the maiden name of his wife, Margaret Gibson Lott, and City was added later by the post office department. Both the Gilman, Clinton and Springfield Railroad and the Chicago and Paducah Railroad reached the town in 1871, allowing its population to grow. Gibson City was incorporated as a village in 1872. A third railroad, the LaFayette, Muncie and Bloomington Railroad, was built through Gibson City in 1874. In the same year, one of the railroads signed a contract that paid Augustana College, located in Paxton at the time, a commission of $1 per acre on all railroad land sold to Swedish settlers. In 1883, a fire in the town caused $50,000 ($1,000,000 in 2007 dollars) in property damage.

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Facts and Stats for Gibson City*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gibson City

    Know the pollution level of Gibson City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Gibson City: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gibson City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gibson City.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.13 (Moderate)
  • Living in Gibson City - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.98 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 68.25 (High)
    • Pollution Index 40.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 87.5 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.64 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gibson City

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gibson City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.83 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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