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Bushnell, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Bushnell had a population of 2,911 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bushnell is located at latitude 40.5516 and longitude -90.5047 in McDonough County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bushnell (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McDonough County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Bushnell (GNIS ID: 2393478) 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 City of Bushnell is located within Township of Bushnell, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDonough County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bushnell 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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Bushnell, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,911
Daytime Population: Workers 1,014
Daytime Population: Residents 1,700
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,714
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 2,889
Population in Familes 2,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 1,370
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $38,574
Average Household Income $50,106
Per Capita Income $20,988


Total Housing Units 1,393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 851 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 362 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $64,732
Average Home Value $77,000


Total Households 1,213
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 759
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 -0.94% -1.15%
Households -1.01% -1.2%
Families -1.32% -1.35%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Bushnell, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bushnell 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 # 442 68th
Population Density # 538 61st
Diversity Index # 1009 26th
Median Household Income # 1227 10th
Per Capita Income # 1217 11th

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