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Bluford, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bluford had a population of 705 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Bluford, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 705
Population in Households 705
Population in Familes 606
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 485
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $52,239
Average Household Income $56,248
Per Capita Income $22,022


Total Housing Units 283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (80.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $67,105
Average Home Value $79,846


Total Households 274
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% -0.03%
Households 0.45% 0.15%
Families 0.63% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2018 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 # 803 41st
Population Density # 1092 20th
Diversity Index # 1186 13th
Median Household Income # 784 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1175 14th

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