Bentley, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 33 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -23.3%
 
Males: 20  (61.1%)
Females: 13  (38.9%)
Median resident age:

59.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip code: 62321

Estimated median household income in 2019: $90,571 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Bentley:

$90,571
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $39,898 (it was $9,269 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $69,879 (it was $16,300 in 2000)
Bentley:

$69,879
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $105,626; detached houses: $104,542
March 2019 cost of living index in Bentley: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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  • Races in Bentley, IL (2019)
    • 1794.4%White alone
    • 15.6%Hispanic
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Ancestries: English (36.4%), German (36.4%), American (27.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 232 people per square mile   (very low).

Bentley, Illinois map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $778 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $249 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (83.2 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (127.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (206.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Basco, IL (2.2 miles),
Carthage, IL (2.2 miles ),
West Point, IL (2.7 miles),
Bowen, IL (2.9 miles ),
Elvaston, IL (2.9 miles),
Ferris, IL (3.0 miles),
Plymouth, IL (3.3 miles ),
Augusta, IL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 40.34 N, Longitude: 91.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Distribution of median household income in Bentley, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bentley, IL in 2019

Bentley satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+59.3%).

Average climate in Bentley, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Bentley-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Bentley town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/30/1973, a category F3 tornado 12.4 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Bentley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 201% 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 216.4 miles away from Bentley center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 216.4 miles away from Bentley 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 201.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 235.6 miles away from Bentley center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 241.8 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 217.1 miles away from the city 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 Hancock County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bentley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bentley:

  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTME (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • SHERRICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • CARTHAGE TERRACE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CARTHAGE, IL)
  • MONTEBELLO HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HAMILTON, IL)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - LEE COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)
  • KEOKUK AREA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)
  • KEOKUK AREA HOSPITAL HOME HEAL (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bentley:

  • Western Illinois University (about 25 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 33 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Truman State University (about 79 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Bradley University (about 83 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 83 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Augustana College (about 86 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Black Hawk College (about 86 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)

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Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

12.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Bentley:

Marital status in Bentley, IL
  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bentley:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bentley, IL (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,95328
Evangelical Protestant2,68829
Catholic1,5215
Other9734
None8,969-
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: 6
Hancock County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Hancock County:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

26.2%
Illinois:

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

13.6%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bentley:

50.6%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.7%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Bentley:

28.7
Illinois:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bentley:

20.4%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bentley:

8.2%
Illinois:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bentley:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.0%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

57.6%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.7%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bentley, 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
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $4,000 ($121.21)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($30.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($90.91)
    Highways: $1,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($60.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($30.30)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,000 ($1242.42)

5.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
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 Lee County, IA  1.21% ($36,567 average AGI)
from Adams County, IL  0.62% ($27,304)
from McDonough County, IL  0.55% ($38,634)


5.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
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 Lee County, IA  1.02% ($36,289 average AGI)
to Adams County, IL  0.65% ($51,771)
to McDonough County, IL  0.54% ($30,025)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bentley:

  • WCAZ (990 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: RALLA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOKX (1310 AM; 1 kW; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bentley:

  • WQKQ (92.1 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCEZ (93.9 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KMDY (90.9 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WIUM (91.3 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WGEM-FM (105.1 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMQZ (104.1 FM; COLCHESTER, IL; Owner: COLCHESTER RADIO, INC.)
  • WKAI-FM (100.1 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJEQ (102.7 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS BROADCASTING INC)
  • WQUB (90.3 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY UNIVERSITY CORPORATION)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGCA-FM (88.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: GREAT COMMISSION BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQCY (103.9 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bentley:

  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K60CL (Channel 60; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: CHRIST VISION, INC.)
  • WMEC (Channel 22; MACOMB, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W36BS (Channel 36; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W61CO (Channel 61; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CJ (Channel 18; QUINCY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W69DF (Channel 69; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGEM-TV (Channel 10; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WQEC (Channel 27; QUINCY, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K40GO (Channel 40; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65CZ (Channel 65; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W67DR (Channel 67; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W45BM (Channel 45; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K44AB (Channel 44; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 10.6mTotal length
  • $246,000Total costs
  • 795Total average daily traffic
  • 20Total average daily truck traffic
  • 420Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bentley, IL
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Electricity


Bentley compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
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