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Bluford, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bluford had a population of 737 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 737
Population in Households 737
Population in Familes 632
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 507
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 285
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 235 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $61,685
Average Home Value $74,787


Median Household Income $48,111
Average Household Income $52,273
Per Capita Income $20,437
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 0.43%
Households 1.23% 0.49%
Families 1.56% 0.39%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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 1,368 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 # 799 42nd
Population Density1 # 1078 21st
Diversity Index2 # 1190 13th
Median Household Income # 850 38th
Per Capita Income # 1190 13th

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