Bentley, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 34 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.9%
 
Males: 17  (52.6%)
Females: 17  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  53.2 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 62321

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,181 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Bentley:

$32,181
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,886 (it was $9,269 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $25,009 (it was $16,300 in 2000)
Bentley:

$25,009
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $52,469; Detached houses: $52,258
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bentley: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.0%), American (25.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 239 people per square mile   (very low).

Bentley, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Bentley:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bentley town:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 14.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.5%
  • Divorced: 40.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $736 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $227 (0.6%)

Bentley satellite photo by USGS

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

Bentley household income distribution Bentley home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+59.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (40%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (40%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (22%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Bentley, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 216.4 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 201.7 miles away from Bentley 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 the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) 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, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 217.1 miles away from Bentley center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 201.6 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 (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 52.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.1
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

1.912

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Illinois average:

12.1

Bentley travel time to work - commute Bentley mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bentley town (based on Hancock County data)

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.
Illinois:

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

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.
State:

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

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

13.6%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Bentley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($411.76)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($29.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($264.71)

Bentley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($29.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($235.29)
    General Support: $4,000 ($117.65)
    Highways: $1,000 ($29.41)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($29.41)

Bentley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $31,000 ($911.76)

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, IA  0.80% ($36,230 average AGI)
from McDonough County, IL  0.52% ($32,875)
from Adams County, IL  0.39% ($33,500)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, IA  1.16% ($25,292 average AGI)
to McDonough County, IL  0.58% ($26,533)
to Adams County, IL  0.53% ($66,268)

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)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Bentley compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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