Bement, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 1,667 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 791  (47.5%)
Females: 876  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

45.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 61813.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,403 (it was $40,163 in 2000)
Bement:

$48,403
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,875 (it was $17,995 in 2000)

Bement village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $98,261 (it was $62,300 in 2000)
Bement:

$98,261
IL:

$209,100

Median gross rent in 2019: $683.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bement: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.8%
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  • Races in Bement, IL (2010)
    • 1,67997.1%White alone
    • 191.1%Hispanic
    • 150.9%Two or more races
    • 70.4%Black alone
    • 30.2%Asian alone
    • 40.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

Races in Bement detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Bement, Illinois as of February 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bement is 234 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (22.5%), German (17.5%), Irish (11.3%), English (10.3%), British (3.9%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/25/1874

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 2,053 people per square mile   (low).

Bement, Illinois map

31 residents are foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% Africa).

This village:

2.1%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,411 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,139 (2.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (20.3 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (126.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (140.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ivesdale, IL (2.5 miles ),
Monticello, IL (2.7 miles ),
Hammond, IL (2.9 miles ),
Cerro Gordo, IL (3.0 miles ),
Cisco, IL (3.2 miles ),
Atwood, IL (3.2 miles ),
LaPlace, IL (3.4 miles ),
Garrett, IL (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 39.92 N, Longitude: 88.57 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Bement, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bement, IL in 2019
Bement satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $51,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $71,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $41,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $193,700
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $38,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $203,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Bement, IL residents
Average permit cost in Bement, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +63 (+3.7%).
Most common industries in Bement, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.5%)
  • Food (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
  • Truck transportation (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.8%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Bement, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)

Average climate in Bement, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bement, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.7. This is about average.

City:

76.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.16. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.16
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.14. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.14
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bement-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Bement village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/22/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the village center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bement-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 163% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 108.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 84.6 miles away from Bement center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 108.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 107.3 miles away from Bement center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from Bement center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Piatt County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bement topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bement:

  • BEMENT HEALTH CARE CENTER (601 NORTH MORGAN)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bement:

  • JOHN AND MARY KIRBY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MONTICELLO, IL)
  • PIATT COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MONTICELLO, IL)
  • MOULTRIE CO COMMUNITY CENTER (Hospital, about 15 miles away; LOVINGTON, IL)
  • ARTHUR HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ARTHUR, IL)

Airports located in Bement:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bement:

  • Richland Community College (about 18 miles; Decatur, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,434)
  • Parkland College (about 21 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Millikin University (about 23 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 23 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Lake Land College (about 36 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 37 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 46 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)

Public high school in Bement:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bement:

See full list of schools located in Bement

Library in Bement:

  • BEMENT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $92,640; Location: 349 SOUTH MACON STREET; 9,122 books; 147 audio materials; 993 video materials; 50 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bement: Bement Fire Protection District Station 2 (A), Bement Fire Protection District Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bement include: Bement United Methodist Church (A), First Christian Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Saint Michaels Roman Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bryant Cottage (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 121 East Bodman Street).

Piatt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bement that have no violations reported:

  • BEMENT (Address: 148 BODMAN STREET , Population served: 1,800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

67.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
59 people in nursing homes in 2000
19 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Banks with branches in Bement (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Bement: State Bank Of Bement at 180 East Bodman Street, branch established on 1914/01/17. Info updated 2011/12/13: Bank assets: $77.6 mil, Deposits: $66.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Bement Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bement:

Marital status in Bement, IL
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Bement:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Illinois average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bement
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bement, IL (based on Piatt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,50713
Evangelical Protestant2,26219
Catholic7612
Other11
None10,198-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Piatt County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Piatt County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Piatt County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Piatt County:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Piatt County:

9.0%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Piatt County:

13.2%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bement:

47.4%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.2%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.6%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bement:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bement:

35.5%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

53.3%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Bement:

76.2%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bement, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 0$0 1$804
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 11$12,502
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$2,011
Totals for Government 0$0 15$15,317

Bement government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $225,000 ($134.97)
    Water Utilities: $189,000 ($113.38)
    Regular Highways: $162,000 ($97.18)
    Financial Administration: $118,000 ($70.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $105,000 ($62.99)
    Police Protection: $92,000 ($55.19)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($5.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($6.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $23,000 ($13.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $52,000 ($31.19)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($15.00)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($3.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($1.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $209,000 ($125.37)

Bement government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $593,000 ($355.73)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $14,000 ($8.40)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.80)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($1.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $294,000 ($176.36)
    Highways: $44,000 ($26.39)
  • Tax - Property: $175,000 ($104.98)
    Public Utilities Sales: $16,000 ($9.60)
    Other License: $6,000 ($3.60)

Bement government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $329,000 ($197.36)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $287,000 ($172.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,000 ($25.79)

Bement government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,740,000 ($1043.79)

6.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Champaign County, IL  2.50% ($53,560 average AGI)
from Macon County, IL  1.08% ($51,068)
from Douglas County, IL  0.42% ($55,321)


6.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Champaign County, IL  1.87% ($41,429 average AGI)
to Macon County, IL  1.07% ($48,264)
to Douglas County, IL  0.39% ($46,923)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bement:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSOY (1340 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bement:

  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WCZQ (105.5 FM; MONTICELLO, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WSOY-FM (102.9 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WEBX (93.5 FM; TUSCOLA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, INC.)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WHMS-FM (97.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WPCD (88.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PARKLAND COLLEGE)
  • WDKR (107.3 FM; MAROA, IL; Owner: WDKR, INC.)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WXET (107.9 FM; ARCOLA, IL; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WYDS (93.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WEJT, INC.)
  • WLBH-FM (96.9 FM; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZUS (100.9 FM; MACON, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WMCI (101.3 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)

TV broadcast stations around Bement:

  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W07DD (Channel 7; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W29BG (Channel 29; DECATUR, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W32CM (Channel 32; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBXC-CA (Channel 46; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.3mTotal length
  • 6,025Total average daily traffic
  • 630Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,080Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bement, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bement, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bement)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Bement, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bement)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5131S , Serial Number: 28R-7135158, Airworthiness Date: 06/24/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 07/24/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Dana Francis Foran, 100 E Bodman St, Bement, IL 61813
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9110Q , Serial Number: D-9219, Airworthiness Date: 12/14/1970, Certificate Issue Date: 07/15/2019
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Judith A Executor Gregory, 1164 E 700 North Rd, Bement, IL 61813, Other Owners: Linda J Executor Kirgan
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/24/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 23 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bement, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.0%), and Structure Fires (34.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bement, IL
    • 7342.0%Outside Fires
    • 6034.5%Structure Fires
    • 2715.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 148.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bement, IL
Most common first names in Bement, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2075.2 years
Charles1770.5 years
Mary1777.9 years
Robert1572.2 years
William1583.7 years
Dorothy1276.3 years
Margaret1179.5 years
Roy1076.5 years
Edward880.0 years
Edna883.9 years
Most common last names in Bement, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lamb1380.5 years
Smith1075.4 years
Miller882.5 years
Morris882.9 years
Shonkwiler878.3 years
Glennon777.7 years
Durbin772.2 years
Plummer770.0 years
Clark676.5 years
Bodman683.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bement, IL
  • 83.6%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bement, IL
  • 58.6%Utility gas
  • 41.4%Electricity


Bement compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Bement on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #8 (61813) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 1,000+)"
There are 3 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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