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Bement, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bement had a population of 1,655 as of July 1, 2016. Bement ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bement is located at latitude 39.9229 and longitude -88.5719 in Piatt County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bement (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Piatt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The Village of Bement (GNIS ID: 2398092) 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 Bement is located within Township of Bement, a minor civil division (MCD) of Piatt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bement 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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Bement, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,655
Population in Households 1,624
Population in Familes 1,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 2,047
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 638
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 427
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 483 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $80,784
Average Home Value $91,598


Median Household Income $50,328
Average Household Income $60,730
Per Capita Income $24,531
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.71% -0.49%
Households -0.78% -0.54%
Families -0.87% -0.62%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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.

Bement, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bement 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 # 559 59th
Population Density1 # 261 81st
Diversity Index2 # 930 32nd
Median Household Income # 774 43rd
Per Capita Income # 808 41st

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