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Bluford, Illinois - Basic Facts

Bluford is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Bluford.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 38.3309 and longitude -88.7259. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Bluford (see map) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Bluford, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 738
Population in Households 738
Population in Familes 635
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 508
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 287
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $70,513
Average Home Value $84,559


Median Household Income $49,499
Average Household Income $52,876
Per Capita Income $20,863
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.66% 1.06%
Households 1.98% 1.16%
Families 2.54% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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, 2014 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 # 798 42nd
Population Density1 # 1081 21st
Diversity Index2 # 1262 7th
Median Household Income # 815 40th
Per Capita Income # 1091 20th

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