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Bluffs, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bluffs had a population of 764 as of July 1, 2020. Bluffs ranks in the lower 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 Bluffs is located at latitude 39.752 and longitude -90.5351 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bluffs encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 472 feet.

The Village of Bluffs (GNIS ID: 2398143) 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 Bluffs is located within Exeter-Bluffs Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bluffs: Bluff City.


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


Total Population 764 (100%)
Population in Households 764 (100.0%)
Population in Families 612 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 856
Diversity Index2 3


Median Household Income $50,649
Average Household Income $63,925
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $26,836
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $79,444
Average Home Value $126,476
Housing Affordability Index3 333


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 213
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 0.65% -0.1%
Households 0.81% 0.13%
Families 0.67% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
Owner Occupied HU   0.08%


Bluffs, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluffs 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 # 782 43rd
Population Density # 838 39th
Median Household Income # 959 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 1175 86th
Per Capita Income # 890 35th
Diversity Index # 1334 3rd

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