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Buncombe, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Buncombe had a population of 221 as of July 1, 2017. Buncombe ranks in the lower 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 Buncombe is located at latitude 37.4711 and longitude -88.9747 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Buncombe (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

The Village of Buncombe (GNIS ID: 2397494) 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 Buncombe is located within Elvira Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buncombe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Buncombe, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 221
Daytime Population: Workers 36
Daytime Population: Residents 129
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 165
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 221
Population in Familes 192
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 186
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $33,982
Average Household Income $49,511
Per Capita Income $17,609


Total Housing Units 104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $89,130
Average Home Value $111,765


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 62
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 1.18% 0.36%
Households 1.04% 0.48%
Families 1.67% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Buncombe, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buncombe to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1183 14th
Population Density # 1289 6th
Diversity Index # 609 56th
Median Household Income # 1325 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1331 3rd

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