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Bement, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bement had a population of 1,635 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,635
Daytime Population: Workers 693
Daytime Population: Residents 810
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,503
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,604
Population in Familes 1,319
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 2,023
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $50,225
Average Household Income $63,066
Per Capita Income $25,571


Total Housing Units 707 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 478 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $82,554
Average Home Value $94,665


Total Households 634
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 424
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 -0.78% -0.49%
Households -0.76% -0.48%
Families -0.85% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 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 # 559 59th
Population Density # 269 80th
Diversity Index # 867 36th
Median Household Income # 826 40th
Per Capita Income # 796 42nd

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