Bluffs, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Bluffs, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bluffs had a population of 718 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.7493 and longitude -90.5353 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bluffs (see map below) 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 469 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 Naples-Bluffs Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bluffs: Bluff City.

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Bluffs, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 718
Population in Households 718
Population in Familes 580
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 804
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $55,802
Average Household Income $82,910
Per Capita Income $34,358


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $94,136
Average Home Value $131,441


Total Households 296
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.05% -0.28%
Households 0.21% -0.14%
Families 0.06% -0.3%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   5.37%

Bluffs, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluffs to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 799 42nd
Population Density # 878 36th
Diversity Index # 1314 4th
Median Household Income # 633 54th
Per Capita Income # 281 80th

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