Bush, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 267 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.9%
 
Males: 139  (52.4%)
Females: 128  (47.6%)
Median resident age:

53.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 62924.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,660 (it was $14,821 in 2000)
Bush:

$44,660
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,445 (it was $11,503 in 2000)

Bush village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $37,818 (it was $22,300 in 2000)
Bush:

$37,818
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $37,767; detached houses: $37,711; mobile homes: $36,044

Median gross rent in 2019: $491.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bush: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.6%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bush, IL (2019)
    • 19594.7%White alone
    • 31.5%Black alone
    • 31.5%Two or more races
    • 21.0%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bush, Illinois as of April 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bush is 243 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (49.4%), German (10.1%), Italian (7.6%), Hungarian (5.1%), Polish (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/18/1905

Elevation: 410 feet

Land area: 0.46 square miles.

Population density: 580 people per square mile   (low).

Bush, Illinois map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $959 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (81.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (287.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hurst, IL (1.0 miles ),
Royalton, IL (1.7 miles ),
Colp, IL (2.0 miles ),
Cambria, IL (2.0 miles ),
De Soto, IL (2.4 miles ),
Zeigler, IL (2.4 miles ),
Carterville, IL (2.5 miles ),
Herrin, IL (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.84 N, Longitude: 89.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Distribution of median household income in Bush, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bush, IL in 2019
Bush satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Illinois:

6.5%
Most common industries in Bush, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (12.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.0%)
  • Utilities (5.8%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (26.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (14.3%)
  • Utilities (10.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Truck transportation (6.1%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (6.1%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (6.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (29.7%)
  • Health care (18.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (16.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.1%)
  • Social assistance (8.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Bush, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Carpenters (9.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.0%)
  • Construction laborers (7.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.8%)
  • Plant and system operators (5.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (16.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.3%)
  • Construction laborers (12.2%)
  • Plant and system operators (10.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.2%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (8.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (24.3%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (16.2%)
  • Registered nurses (13.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Financial managers (5.4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.4%)

Average climate in Bush, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bush-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Bush village center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the village center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bush-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 306% 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 79.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from Bush 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 51.6 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 95.8 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 74.5 miles away from Bush center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from Bush 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 Williamson County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bush topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bush:

  • HERRIN REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HERRIN, IL)
  • SHAWNEE CHRISTIAN NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HERRIN, IL)
  • ZIEGLER COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ZEIGLER, IL)
  • HERRIN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; HERRIN, IL)
  • TIP HOSPICE PROGRAM (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HERRIN, IL)
  • CHESTNUT MANOR (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HERRIN, IL)
  • HELIA HEALTHCARE OF ENERGY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ENERGY, IL)

Amtrak stations near Bush:

  • 10 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bush:

  • John A Logan College (about 7 miles; Carterville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 10 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Rend Lake College (about 24 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 43 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 50 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 64 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Bush Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Williamson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

68.9%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Bush:

Marital status in Bush, IL
  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bush:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.7 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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bush, IL (based on Williamson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,58189
Mainline Protestant5,26829
Catholic4,7885
Other6844
Black Protestant2422
None36,794-
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: 14
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Williamson County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Here:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Williamson County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
Illinois:

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

11.9%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bush:

51.4%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bush:

51.4%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

24.4
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

11.1%
Illinois:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

11.1%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

45.0%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Bush:

76.7%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bush, 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 Government Administration 0$0 12$1,373
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,003
Water Supply 0$0 4$4,165
Totals for Government 0$0 17$6,541

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($269.66)
    Financial Administration: $63,000 ($235.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($3.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($11.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($11.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $32,000 ($119.85)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($11.24)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $73,000 ($273.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $53,000 ($198.50)
    Highways: $7,000 ($26.22)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($41.20)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,000 ($29.96)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,000 ($205.99)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,000 ($205.99)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $133,000 ($498.13)

5.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
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 Jackson County, IL  1.07% ($35,919 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IL  0.91% ($37,017)
from Johnson County, IL  0.30% ($49,724)


6.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Jackson County, IL  0.83% ($32,095 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.74% ($34,809)
to Johnson County, IL  0.37% ($44,149)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bush:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING 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.)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINI (1420 AM; 1 kW; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: RADIO STATION WINI)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bush:

  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WDBX (91.1 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: HETERODYNE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)

TV broadcast stations around Bush:

  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Donald E Wildmon, State Route 149 (Lat: 37.856417 Lon: -89.139500), Type: 106.9, Overall height: 106.9 m, Registrant: American Family Association, Swaters@afa.Net, , 2440 Tupel-o, Phone: (662) 844-8888
  • Donald E Wildmon, South Hickory Street (Lat: 37.838889 Lon: -89.133333), Type: 107.0, Overall height: 107 m, Registrant: American Family Assocation, Swaters@afa.Net, , 2440 Tupel-o, Phone: (601) 844-8888
  • Donald E Wildmon, State Route 149 (Lat: 37.856417 Lon: -89.139500), Type: 106.9, Overall height: 106.9 m, Registrant: American Family Association, Phone: (662) 844-8888
  • TIMOTHY B WILDMON, State Route 149 (Lat: 37.856417 Lon: -89.139500), Type: 106.9, Overall height: 106.9 m, Registrant: American Family Association, Jes@afa.Net, , Tupel-o, Phone: (662) 844-8888
  • South Hickory Street (Lat: 37.838889 Lon: -89.133333), Type: 107.0, Overall height: 107 m, Registrant: American Family Assocation, Swaters@afa.Net, , 2440 Tupel-o, Phone: (601) 844-8888

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • BUSH, Rr Yard Office 100 West Of State Hwy 49 (Lat: 37.841972 Lon: -89.138389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQAZ822,
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.431 MHz, 941.431 MHz, Grant Date: 08/26/2014, Expiration Date: 09/02/2024, Certifier: Brad G Zielie, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St., Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:
  • BUSH, 17077 Route 149 (Lat: 37.842000 Lon: -89.138417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WBU34,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6565.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/27/2010, Expiration Date: 12/06/2020, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 S 15th St Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bush, IL
  • 56.6%Electricity
  • 43.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bush, IL
  • 60.0%Electricity
  • 40.0%Utility gas


Bush compared to Illinois state average:

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