Bureau Junction, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 309 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.0%
 
Males: 161  (52.2%)
Females: 148  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61315, 61356.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,662 (it was $41,429 in 2000)
Bureau Junction:

$45,662
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,764 (it was $15,490 in 2000)

Bureau Junction village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $55,615 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Bureau Junction:

$55,615
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $141,042; Detached houses: $77,506; Mobile homes: $484,133

Median gross rent in 2012: $658.

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  • White alone - 293 (91.0%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (6.5%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bureau Junction: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.3%), Irish (13.1%), United States (12.9%), Swedish (8.0%), English (7.2%), Italian (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/16/1901

Land area: 1.44 square miles.

Population density: 215 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bureau Junction:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bureau Junction village:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

18 residents are foreign born

This village:  6.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bureau Junction, Illinois as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bureau Junction to the number of sex offenders is 316 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,500 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,103 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (41.3 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (95.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hennepin, IL (1.7 miles ), De Pue, IL (2.1 miles ), Mark, IL (2.5 miles ), Hollowayville, IL (2.5 miles) , Seatonville, IL (2.7 miles ), Tiskilwa, IL (2.7 miles ), Granville, IL (2.7 miles ), Princeton, IL (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 89.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Bureau Junction household income distribution Bureau Junction home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+5.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

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

Average climate in Bureau Junction, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Bureau Junction-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Bureau Junction village center killed 8 people and injured 12 people and caused $8 million in damages.

On 12/6/1951, a category F3 tornado 10.2 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bureau Junction-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% 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 211.4 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 187.9 miles away from Bureau Junction center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 27.0 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 243.5 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) earthquake occurred 210.6 miles away from Bureau Junction center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 198.4 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 Bureau County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bureau Junction:

  • BASSWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, IL)
  • COLONIAL HALL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, IL)
  • PERRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, IL)
  • IN-HOME CARE VNA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, IL)
  • SPRING VALLEY NURSING (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
  • ST MARGARETS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; PERU, IL)

Amtrak station near Bureau Junction:

  • 9 miles: PRINCETON (107 BICENTENNIAL DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bureau Junction:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 14 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Illinois Central College (about 42 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Bradley University (about 43 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 52 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 55 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Heartland Community College (about 56 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Illinois State University (about 58 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)

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Notable locations in Bureau Junction: Leepertown Township Public Library (A), Bureau Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bureau Junction: First Congregational Church of Bureau (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Hormel Ponds (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Bureau 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 46.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.66
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.2%
(25.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 76.5% for other race residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  9.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bureau Junction compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bureau Junction travel time to work - commute Bureau Junction mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bureau Junction village (based on Bureau County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.57%
Here: 53.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents39.1%16.0%15.7%5.5%4.7%
Congregations21.4%18.6%8.6%8.6%7.1%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchBulgarian Orthodox Diocese of the USA General Conference Churches of GodOther
Adherents4.1%2.2%1.9%1.5%9.2%
Congregations4.3%1.4%1.4%1.4%27.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Bureau County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Bureau County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Bureau County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

10.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bureau County:

26.0%
Illinois:

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

13.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$1,769
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$434
Sewerage 1$3,749$44,9880$0
Water Supply 1$5,140$61,6800$0
Totals for Government 2$8,889$53,3346$2,203

Bureau Junction government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Police Protection: $23,000 ($74.43)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($38.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($29.13)
    General: $7,000 ($22.65)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $44,000 ($142.39)
    General Public Buildings: $36,000 ($116.50)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($80.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($38.83)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($32.36)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($29.13)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($9.71)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($6.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $23,000 ($74.43)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($38.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($29.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($22.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $45,000 ($145.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($42.07)

Bureau Junction government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $14,000 ($45.31)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($42.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($38.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($35.60)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($9.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($100.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $120,000 ($388.35)
    All Other: $17,000 ($55.02)
    Highways: $10,000 ($32.36)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($51.78)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.24)

Bureau Junction government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $221,000 ($715.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $214,000 ($692.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($22.65)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($29.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $343,000 ($1110.03)

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
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 La Salle County, IL  1.25% ($29,511 average AGI)
from Henry County, IL  0.25% ($29,889)
from Putnam County, IL  0.25% ($27,139)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
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 La Salle County, IL  1.40% ($27,837 average AGI)
to Henry County, IL  0.28% ($29,878)
to Cook County, IL  0.28% ($33,650)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bureau Junction:

  • WZOE (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLPO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LASALLE, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bureau Junction:

  • WZOE-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WNIW (91.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WRVY-FM (100.5 FM; HENRY, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYEC (93.9 FM; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bureau Junction:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Il Rt 26 1 Mi N (Lat: 41.286139 Lon: -89.368139), Call Sign: KUA728
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.5400 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/1998, Expiration Date: 06/07/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003
    Registrant: Advanced Asphalt Company, Princeton, IL 61356

Bureau Junction on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Art and design workers"
  • #74 (61356) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #93 (61356) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Belgian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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