Bluffs, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 691 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 
Males: 341  (49.3%)
Females: 350  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  32.9 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62621.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,540 (it was $34,531 in 2000)
Bluffs:

$45,540
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,308 (it was $16,705 in 2000)

Bluffs village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $62,984 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Bluffs:

$62,984
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $422.

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  • Races in Bluffs, IL (2010)

    Bluffs races chart
    • 70298.2%White alone
    • 50.7%Two or more races
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Other race alone
    • 20.3%Hispanic
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bluffs: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (48.7%), German (19.3%), Irish (10.9%), English (8.9%), Dutch (1.6%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/19/1894

Elevation: 474 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 681 people per square mile   (low).

Bluffs,IL real estate house value index trend

Bluffs, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Bluffs:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluffs village:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

7 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.9%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bluffs, Illinois as of June 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Bluffs to the number of sex offenders is 704 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,125 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,260 (1.4%)

Bluffs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (47.1 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (79.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (208.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Exeter, IL (1.7 miles) , Naples, IL (2.0 miles) , Meredosia, IL (2.4 miles ), Valley City, IL (2.6 miles) , Chapin, IL (2.7 miles ), Winchester, IL (3.0 miles ), Florence, IL (3.0 miles) , Concord, IL (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 39.75 N, Longitude: 90.53 W

Area code: 217

Bluffs household income distribution Bluffs home values distribution

Crime rates in Bluffs by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2009 2013 2014
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000N/A0
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0N/A0.0
Robberies 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 4411100
per 100,000 534.8542.71,486.5142.70.00.0
Burglaries 992172
per 100,000 1,203.21,221.2270.3142.7998.6288.6
Thefts 18183233
per 100,000 2,406.42,442.3405.4285.3428.0432.9
Auto thefts 000101
per 100,000 0.00.00.0142.70.0144.3
Arson 002001
per 100,000 0.00.0270.30.00.0144.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.7) 293.6298.0339.662.788.950.1

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Crime rate in Bluffs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-3.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Bluffs: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bluffs, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bluffs-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.4 miles away from the Bluffs village center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1995, a category F4 tornado 44.7 miles away from the village center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bluffs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% 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 168.1 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 155.7 miles away from Bluffs 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 186.6 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 192.0 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 169.0 miles away from Bluffs center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 153.4 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 Scott County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bluffs topographic map

Birthplace of: R. Thomas Flynn - Retired president of Monroe Community College, William B. Pine - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bluffs:

  • EISENHOWER TERRACE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • PASSAVANT AREA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • PRAIRIE COUNTIES HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • JACKSONVILLE SKILLED NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • MODERN CARE CONVALESCENT AND NURSING (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • PRAIRIE VILLAGE HEALTHCARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • LAFAYETTE TERRACE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; JACKSONVILLE, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluffs:

  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 49 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 50 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Western Illinois University (about 51 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 59 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)
  • Lindenwood University (about 67 miles; Saint Charles, MO; FT enrollment: 11,117)
  • St Charles Community College (about 69 miles; Cottleville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,302)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 73 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)

Public high school in Bluffs:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bluffs:

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Library in Bluffs:

  • BLUFFS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $14,774; Location: 110 NORTH BLUFF STREET; 8,960 books; 229 audio materials; 109 video materials; 1 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: North Scott Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bluffs include: Bluffs United Methodist Church (A), Saint John's Lutheran Church (B), Saint Patrick Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Scott County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.9%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  68.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Bluffs (2011 data):

  • Bank of Bluffs: Bank Of Bluffs at 115 N. Bluffs St., branch established on 1893/08/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $53.2 mil, Deposits: $45.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Scott Morgan Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bluffs village (based on Scott County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,78611
Mainline Protestant1,44810
Catholic1411
Other2-
None1,978-
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: 1
Scott County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Scott County:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Scott County:

27.1%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.1%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.6%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bluffs:

32.8%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.2%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bluffs:

6.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bluffs:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bluffs:

25.2%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Bluffs:

49.6%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Bluffs:

72.2%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bluffs, IL Residents
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
Financial Administration 1$1,874$22,4880$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$2,278
Streets and Highways 1$3,213$38,5560$0
Sewerage 1$1,874$22,4880$0
Water Supply 1$1,874$22,4880$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,512
Totals for Government 4$8,835$26,50514$3,790

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $106,000 ($153.40)
    Water Utilities: $98,000 ($141.82)
    Sewerage: $77,000 ($111.43)
    Police Protection: $52,000 ($75.25)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($72.36)
    Libraries: $16,000 ($23.15)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($15.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $4,000 ($5.79)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($1.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $162,000 ($234.44)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $43,000 ($62.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($36.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($13.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $69,000 ($99.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $78,000 ($112.88)
    Highways: $21,000 ($30.39)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.45)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $49,000 ($70.91)
    Property: $15,000 ($21.71)
    NEC: $6,000 ($8.68)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $555,000 ($803.18)

4.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
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 Morgan County, IL  1.59% ($25,438 average AGI)
from Greene County, IL  0.50% ($29,800)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
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 Morgan County, IL  2.50% ($35,882 average AGI)
to Greene County, IL  0.64% ($25,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluffs:

  • 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.)
  • WLDS (1180 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • WJIL (1550 AM; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluffs:

  • WIPA (89.3 FM; PITTSFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEAI (107.1 FM; LYNNVILLE, IL; Owner: JERDON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJVO (105.5 FM; SOUTH JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVIL (101.3 FM; VIRGINIA, IL; Owner: MARK J. LANGSTON)
  • WBBA-FM (97.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, IL; Owner: BROWN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • W202AV (88.3 FM; WHITE HALL, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WRLJ (88.3 FM; WHITE HALL, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC)
  • WRMS-FM (94.3 FM; BEARDSTOWN, IL; Owner: CONNER FAMILY BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bluffs:

  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Bluffs fatal accident list:

Mar 29, 2008 02:00 AM, Cropmate Rd, Lat: 39.74514, Lon: -90.51919, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 25, 1995 10:20 PM, Brady St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Cicily Wallace, 1200 State Route 100 (Lat: 39.695417 Lon: -90.569417), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 17171 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Sharon Yeager, 1200 State Route 100 (Lat: 39.695417 Lon: -90.569417), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 17171 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, 1200 State Route 100 (Lat: 39.695417 Lon: -90.569417), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 17171 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Regulatory Manager, 1200 State Route 100 (Lat: 39.695417 Lon: -90.569417), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 17171 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG Ste 1-50 Mc: Gasa5reg
  • Gina Cacciatore, 1200 State Route 100 (Lat: 39.695417 Lon: -90.569417), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 17171 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 -Mcgasa5reg
  • Craig B Royal, 1200 State Route 100 (Lat: 39.695417 Lon: -90.569417), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 17171 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: 9017949494, Billy@towerventures.Com, 4091 VISCOUNT AVENUE
  • .7 Mi. Down Gravel Rd., .5 Mi. Off Rt 100, N Of Int. Of Commerford Ln & Rt 100 (Lat: 39.765000 Lon: -90.521389), Type: 61.3, Overall height: 61 m, Registrant: 4045291493, , 99 SPRING ST., SW, C&S DEPT.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Int Of Rt 100 & Rt 104 (Lat: 39.765333 Lon: -90.521250), Call Sign: WNKZ833, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.887 MHz, 935.937 MHz, 935.987 MHz, 936.887 MHz, 936.937 MHz, 936.987 MHzGrant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2001Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217
  • Lat: 39.740611 Lon: -90.532917, Call Sign: WPUX926
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.037 MHzGrant Date: 05/23/2002, Expiration Date: 05/23/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/28/2012, Certifier: Michael S GriffethRegistrant: Gem Electronics Of Quincy Inc., 1036 Broadway Street, Quincy, IL 62301, Phone: (217) 222-1661, Fax: (217) 222-9370, Email:
  • Bluffs, Sr-100 Crossing @ Mp Dh465.57 (Lat: 39.749472 Lon: -90.535389), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQCA503, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.440 MHz, 161.250 MHzGrant Date: 10/23/2014, Expiration Date: 01/18/2025, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Nw, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • MOBILE L2, Lat: 39.749556 Lon: -90.536361, Call Sign: WQOK388, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.440 MHz, 161.250 MHzGrant Date: 10/25/2011, Expiration Date: 10/25/2021, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Lat: 39.721389 Lon: -90.528639, Call Sign: WQVZ770
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.787 MHzGrant Date: 06/25/2015, Expiration Date: 06/25/2025, Certifier: Nick EddingerRegistrant: Trueline Communications, Jacksonville, IL 62651, Phone: (217) 245-0733, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Bluffs, Lat: 39.747500 Lon: -90.529194, Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.6 m, Overall height: 59 m, Call Sign: WQNE305
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/06/2011, Expiration Date: 01/06/2021, Certifier: Raymond P ReamsRegistrant: Illinois Electric Cooperative, 2 South Main Street, Winchester, IL 62694, Phone: (217) 742-3831, Fax: (217) 742-3831, Email:
  • BLUFFS, Wendy Hill Dr (Lat: 39.745278 Lon: -90.528528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: WQNJ844
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/28/2011, Expiration Date: 02/28/2021, Certifier: Sean R MiddletonRegistrant: Illinois Electric Cooperative, 2 South Main Street, Winchester, IL 62694, Phone: (217) 742-3831, Fax: (217) 742-3831, Email:
  • BLUFFS, Scott-Morgan Cusd2 100 West Rockwood (Lat: 39.753806 Lon: -90.535917), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10.1 m, Call Sign: WQSB281
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/26/2013, Expiration Date: 08/26/2023, Certifier: Jim BroemmerRegistrant: Adams Telsystems, 405 Emminga Rd. Po Box 99, Golden, IL 62339, Phone: (217) 696-4411, Fax: (217) 696-4811, Email:
  • STATION, 4.48 M At 188.5' From Iner Of Rt 100 & Rt 104 (Lat: 39.765139 Lon: -90.521361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 61.3 m, Call Sign: WAZ535
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz, 6865.00 MHzGrant Date: 04/29/2011, Expiration Date: 05/23/2021, Certifier: James D RobertsRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 110, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6244, Fax: (404) 527-2914, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB9WHR, Licensee ID: L00237716, Grant Date: 07/12/2011, Expiration Date: 07/12/2021, Cancellation Date: 10/18/2011, Certifier: Jeremiah J Hawkins, Registrant: Jeremiah J Hawkins, 228 N. Pine St, Bluffs, IL 62621
  • Call Sign: N9NUD, Previous Call Sign: KB9WHR, Licensee ID: L00237716, Grant Date: 10/18/2011, Expiration Date: 10/18/2021, Certifier: Jeremiah J Hawkins, Registrant: Jeremiah J Hawkins, 228 N. Pine St, Bluffs, IL 62621

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

  • BLUFFS (Population served: 748, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Bluffs, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1672.1 years
Mary1380.6 years
Charles978.7 years
Harold878.2 years
James872.2 years
Robert880.0 years
Margaret786.2 years
Clarence775.9 years
Russell780.9 years
Arthur677.3 years
Most common last names in Bluffs, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Albers1084.8 years
Vortman1082.6 years
Mueller872.8 years
Korty883.2 years
Smith877.0 years
Brockhouse781.3 years
Engelbrecht777.3 years
Little779.6 years
Merriman678.8 years
Baird672.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Bluffs compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2016.