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Bluford, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bluford had a population of 747 as of July 1, 2015. Bluford ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Bluford is located at latitude 38.3261 and longitude -88.7354 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bluford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The Village of Bluford (GNIS ID: 2398145) 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 Village of Bluford is located within Township of Webber, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bluford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Bluford, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 747
Population in Households 747
Population in Familes 642
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 514
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 290
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $72,590
Average Home Value $87,552


Median Household Income $46,832
Average Household Income $52,495
Per Capita Income $20,605
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.58% 0.76%
Households 1.81% 0.81%
Families 2.23% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
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.


Bluford, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluford to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 793 42nd
Population Density1 # 1073 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 1216 11th
Median Household Income # 916 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1133 17th

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