Bureau County IL Information


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Bureau County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,268
Population in Households 34,812
Population in Familes 28,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 456
Population Density1 41
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 14,275
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 9,515
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,993 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,600 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,675 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,718 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $110,835
Average Home Value $135,403


Median Household Income $50,082
Average Household Income $63,723
Per Capita Income $25,929
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% -0.09%
Households 0.01% -0.16%
Families -0.15% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bureau County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bureau County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 43 59th
Population Density1 # 63 39th
Diversity Index2 # 36 66th
Median Household Income # 37 65th
Per Capita Income # 41 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.