Profile - Cumberland County, Illinois

Local Government

The Cumberland County Board, composed of six board members, serves as the administrative authority for Cumberland County government.

Cumberland County and the surrounding municipalities employ a police force of 14 full-time officers and are afforded fire protection services through volunteer fire departments. Fire insurance ratings in the municipalities range between 5 and 6.

Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day through Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center (a regional hospital) located 15 miles northwest of Cumberland County. The county’s medical needs are also served through the Greenup Clinic, the Neoga Community Medical Center, and the Toledo Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Clinic, which provide modern medical diagnostic testing and routine medical care for county residents. Emergency medical ambulance transportation is provided through the municipalities.


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Labor Force Data

Cumberland County labor force
Labor force in adjacent counties


Leading Employers

Evapco, Inc.
Industrial Coolants
Heartland Christian Village
Nursing Center
Cumberland Rehabilitation
Nursing Center
Kern Manufacturing
Women's Undergarments

Community Facilities

Cumberland County, with its strong ties to the historical and cultural growth of central Illinois, is situated at the heart of the historic National Trail (recently designated a National Scenic Byway).

The county features two motels and one bed and breakfast with a total of 59 guest rooms available, with a variety of banquet halls available for large social gatherings.

Three banking establishments within Cumberland County, including First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust in Neoga, the Toledo Banking Center in Toledo, and First Neighbor Bank with branches in Greenup, Toledo, and Neoga are capable of assisting in any development projects requiring capital investment. Combined, these locally managed, regional banking institutions have assets in excess of $850,000,000.

Newspapers, including the Greenup Press, Toledo Democrat, and Neoga News are published weekly and feature news and sports coverage of interest to area residents.

Cumberland County is home to a vibrant religious community with over 20 local churches, including Catholic, Protestant, and non-denominational Christian faiths.

Cumberland County provides a variety of recreational facilities; including a driving range and public parks equipped with tennis and basketball courts. The public enjoys access to nearby public swimming pools and country clubs, in addition to several area lakes with swimming, boating and water sports. For the avid outdoors person, nearby Fox Ridge and Lincoln Trail State Parks offer camping, hiking, snowmobiling, walking paths and horseback riding.

Three community libraries afford Cumberland County residents with access to the latest multi-media resource materials, computers, and technical services.

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