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Bull Valley, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bull Valley had a population of 1,298 as of July 1, 2020. Bull Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Bull Valley is located at latitude 42.3206 and longitude -88.3551 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bull Valley encompass a land area of 9.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 919 feet.

The Village of Bull Valley (GNIS ID: 2397492) 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 Bull Valley is located within Township of Nunda, a minor civil division (MCD) of McHenry County.


Bull Valley, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,298 (100%)
Population in Households 1,297 (99.9%)
Population in Families 1,156 (89.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 143
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $96,433
Average Household Income $126,076
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $45,113
Wealth Index5 189


Total HU (Housing Units) 541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 459 (84.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $260,185
Average Home Value $318,777
Housing Affordability Index3 238


Total Households 508
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 409
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.23% 0.53%
Households 0.43% 0.7%
Families 0.39% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
Owner Occupied HU   0.69%


Bull Valley, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bull Valley to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 627 54th
Population Density # 1317 4th
Median Household Income # 123 91st
Housing Affordability Index # 700 51st
Per Capita Income # 124 91st
Diversity Index # 302 78th

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