Beardstown, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Beardstown, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Beardstown had a population of 5,801 as of July 1, 2016. Beardstown ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Beardstown is located at latitude 40.0099 and longitude -90.4316 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beardstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 453 feet.

The City of Beardstown (GNIS ID: 2394096) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Beardstown is located within Township of Beardstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beardstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beardstown: Beards Ferry.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 5,801
Population in Households 5,722
Population in Familes 4,561
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 1,623
Diversity Index2 75
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,042
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 1,361
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,227 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 815 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 316 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $64,730
Average Home Value $78,000
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,228
Average Household Income $48,409
Per Capita Income $17,282
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.86% -0.75%
Households -1.02% -0.83%
Families -1.0% -0.94%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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.

Beardstown, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beardstown to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 313 77th
Population Density1 # 420 69th
Diversity Index2 # 43 97th
Median Household Income # 1223 11th
Per Capita Income # 1321 4th

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