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Bureau County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2019: 32,865 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 35,503 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,548
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,297
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,776
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,417 (it was 3,406 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 869 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Bureau County: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.5%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Bureau County, IL (2019)
    • 28,53180.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,0708.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3471.0%Two or more races
    • 3330.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2950.8%Asian alone
    • 530.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 320.09%Some other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.0 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years
Males: 16,190  (49.3%)
Females: 16,675  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Bureau County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,313 ($40,233 in 1999)
This county:

$60,313
Illinois:

$69,187

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $507 (lower quartile is $377, upper quartile is $635)
This county:

$507
State:

$889


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $120,085 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Bureau:

$120,085
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,986 - $174,298

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $143,313
Here:

$143,313
State:

$266,086

Townhouses or other attached units: $140,395
Here:

$140,395
State:

$247,630

In 2-unit structures: $145,600
Here:

$145,600
State:

$268,780

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $235,660
Here:

$235,660
State:

$306,067

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $236,407
Here:

$236,407
State:

$303,902

Mobile homes: $40,640
Here:

$40,640
State:

$59,325

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,120
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $509

Institutionalized population: 390
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 72 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 1998: 64 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2000: 57 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2003: 64 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2004: 69 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2005: 70 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2007: 43 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $233,600
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $249,200
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $252,500
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $294,100
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2016: 20 buildings, average cost: $196,000
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $259,500
  • 2018: 20 buildings, average cost: $255,600
  • 2019: 18 buildings, average cost: $256,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Bureau, IL residents
Average permit cost in Bureau, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,496 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,329 (2.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Bureau, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bureau, IL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Bureau, IL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.4%
Bureau County:

11.4%
Illinois:

11.5%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.9% for American Indian residents, 8.3% for other race residents, 9.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.0 years old
(Males: 43.6 years old, Females: 46.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.1 years old, Black residents: 31.3 years old, American Indian residents: 39.8 years old, Asian residents: 40.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.2 years old, Other race residents: 27.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bureau County is $403 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $533 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $657 a month.

Cities in this county include: Princeton, Spring Valley, De Pue, Walnut, Ladd, Wyanet, Sheffield, Tiskilwa, La Moille, Dalzell.

Bureau County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bureau County: Midland Country Club (A), Denton Farm (B), Chief Tecumseh Picnic Area (C), Station Number 10 (D), Brandenburg Corners (E), Chief Shabbona Picnic Area (F), Hill Crest Golf Course (G), Galva Autovue Theatre (H), Chief Pontiac Picnic Area (I), Chief Keokuk Campground (J), Singing Bird Picnic Area (K), The Prophets Picnic Area (L), Chief Black Hawk Picnic Area (M), Ryan Round Barn (N), Spring Creek Grange Hall (O), Galva Grange Hall (P), Hillcrest Nursing Home (Q), Lutheran Home (R), Henry County Emergency Medical Service (S), Quad City Helicopter Emergency Medical Service - Med Force (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bureau County include: Saint Johns Church (A), Saint Marys Church (B), Clover Chapel Church (C), Ebenezer Community Church (D), State Road Church (E), Fairview Church (F), Grace Church (G), Baptist Temple (H), Osco Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Alpha Cemetery (1), Western Township Cemetery (2), Bowman Cemetery (3), Cavanagh Cemetery (4), Kemmis Cemetery (5), Loraine Cemetery (6), Mount Zion Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Shadow Lake (A), Nystrom Lake (B), Rustic Acres Lake (C), Edwards Lake (D), Swint Lake (E), Lynnwood Lake (F), Crescent Lake (G), Thompson Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coal Creek (A), Mosquito Creek (B), Mineral Creek (C), Elks Branch (D), Big Slough (E), Spath Spur (F), Dugout Creek (G), West Branch Indian Creek (H), Dow Lateral (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bureau County include: Greenlee Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve (1), Mineral Marsh Nature Preserve (2), Munson Township Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve (3), Johnson Sauk Trail State Park (4), Timbrook Field (5), Galva Park (6), Lake Park (7), Francis Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Davis County, Utah , Cedar County, Iowa , Crawford County, Pennsylvania , Summit County, Utah , Sullivan County, Pennsylvania , Portage County, Ohio .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Illinois:

6.5%

Unemployment by year in Bureau, IL
County total employment by year in Bureau, IL
County average yearly wages by year in Bureau, IL

Current college students: 1,147
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,223 (45.5% naturalized citizens)

Bureau County:

3.7%
Whole state:

13.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1942010 or later
  • 2482000 to 2009
  • 3271990 to 1999
  • 2221980 to 1989
  • 1741970 to 1979
  • 233Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.2%

Bureau County marital status for males Bureau County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,312
  • One, attached: 258
  • Two: 386
  • 3 or 4: 382
  • 5 to 9: 312
  • 10 to 19: 195
  • 20 to 49: 162
  • 50 or more: 253
  • Mobile homes: 426

Housing units in Bureau County with a mortgage: 5,409 (41 second mortgage, 427 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,160

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

62.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bureau County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,99930
Catholic4,56414
Evangelical Protestant4,39728
Other881
Orthodox701
None19,860-
Bureau County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Bureau County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This 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.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 36
This county:

10.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bureau County:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Bureau County:

26.0%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Bureau County:

Average size of farms: 450 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $186,914
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $396.44
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.06%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $140,661
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.95%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $128,112
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.00
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.95%
Corn for grain: 251941 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1856 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 175200 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,551 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 39 acres

Tornado activity:

Bureau County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 3088891.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/19/1996, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused $20 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bureau County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 100% 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 219.8 miles away from Bureau County 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 196.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from Bureau County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4489, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Illinois Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: February 24, 2019 - July 3, 2019, FEMA Id: 4461, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 13, 2008 to October 05, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1800: October 03, 2008, FEMA Id: 1800, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3269: December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: 3269, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3161: January 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 3161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3134: January 08, 1999, FEMA Id: 3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Illinois Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: May 15, 1990 to July 03, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-871: June 22, 1990, FEMA Id: 871, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bureau County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bureau

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,608 (80.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,175 (8.9%)
  • Bus: 32 (0.2%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 273 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 333 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 733 (5.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (55%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Thailand (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Russia (2%)
  • Honduras (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bureau County


  • German (22%)
  • American (10%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Bureau County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 348 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 53 people in religious group quarters
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Bureau County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 368 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,017.

5.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.90% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($29,750 average AGI)
1.15% relocated from other states ($10,157 average AGI)
Bureau County:

1.15%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from La Salle County, IL  1.78% ($36,259 average AGI)
from Henry County, IL  0.31% ($36,930)
from Putnam County, IL  0.18% ($33,115)
from Lee County, IL  0.17% ($36,792)
from Whiteside County, IL  0.14% ($52,350)
from Cook County, IL  0.14% ($29,600)


5.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.75% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($32,546 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($14,838 average AGI)
Bureau County:

1.52%
Illinois average:

2.67%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to La Salle County, IL  1.37% ($38,201 average AGI)
to Henry County, IL  0.33% ($80,239)
to Putnam County, IL  0.23% ($52,242)
to Cook County, IL  0.23% ($34,969)
to Lee County, IL  0.16% ($35,522)
to Peoria County, IL  0.15% ($42,714)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Bureau County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Bureau County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Bureau County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bureau County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Bureau County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bureau County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bureau County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bureau County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Bureau County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,734 (5,978 aged, 756 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 443 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Bureau County, Illinois in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (802)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (539)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (476)
  • Congestive heart failure (454)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (385)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (231)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (169)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (168)
  • Unspecified dementia (167)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (69)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,100
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 432
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 125,109

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,061
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,175
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.1. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,865
  • Male householders: 7,415 (1,814 living alone), Female householders: 6,339 (2,160 living alone)
  • 7,070 spouses (7,006 opposite-sex spouses), 891 unmarried partners, (831 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,728 children (8,121 natural, 194 adopted, 417 stepchildren), 614 grandchildren, 192 brothers or sisters, 241 parents, 33 foster children, 364 other relatives, 573 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 434

Size of family households: 5,012 2-persons, 1,619 3-persons, 1,395 4-persons, 744 5-persons, 244 6-persons, 143 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,975 1-person, 558 2-persons, 58 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

4,124 married couples with children.
2,037 single-parent households (643 men, 1,394 women).

92.7% of residents of Bureau speak English at home.
5.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $188,798,000 ($5,370 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,499,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $94,050,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $46,397,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $19,352,000
Federal grants: $16,805,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,960,000 ($105,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,234,000 ($760,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,216,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,633,000
Federal Government insurance: $92,556,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,310
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,214
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +97
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -320
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bureau County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.90 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built in Bureau County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Bureau County, Illinois
  • 1842014 or later
  • 2462010 to 2013
  • 1,0052000 to 2009
  • 1,1231990 to 1999
  • 9701980 to 1989
  • 2,3791970 to 1979
  • 1,3051960 to 1969
  • 1,6001950 to 1959
  • 1,2651940 to 1949
  • 5,6011939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bureau County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bureau County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bureau County, Illinois
  • 201 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 1253 rooms
  • 8084 rooms
  • 1,7585 rooms
  • 2,1886 rooms
  • 1,9757 rooms
  • 1,6078 rooms
  • 2,0389+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bureau County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bureau County, Illinois
  • 1631 room
  • 1942 rooms
  • 5043 rooms
  • 5984 rooms
  • 7265 rooms
  • 4236 rooms
  • 2967 rooms
  • 1618 rooms
  • 1469+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bureau County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bureau County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bureau County, Illinois
  • 21no bedroom
  • 1681 bedroom
  • 2,3062 bedrooms
  • 5,4793 bedrooms
  • 2,0894 bedrooms
  • 4685+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bureau County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bureau County, Illinois
  • 183no bedroom
  • 7531 bedroom
  • 1,1552 bedrooms
  • 8083 bedrooms
  • 2824 bedrooms
  • 355+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Bureau County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bureau County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bureau County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 159no vehicle
  • 2,6911 vehicle
  • 4,6922 vehicles
  • 1,9933 vehicles
  • 7114 vehicles
  • 2815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bureau County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bureau County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 586no vehicle
  • 1,5421 vehicle
  • 7622 vehicles
  • 2803 vehicles
  • 404 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

91.1% of Bureau County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Illinois.

Bureau County:

91.1%
State average:

87.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 27,386
  • Other state: 4,114
  • Northeast: 421
  • Midwest: 2,091
  • South: 1,069
  • West: 530
Year householders moved into unit in Bureau County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bureau County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.9%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.7%Electricity
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.8%Utility gas
  • 26.8%Electricity
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 417
Here:

12.7%
Illinois:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 127
Here:

8.1%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 155
Here:

14.5%
Illinois:

27.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Bureau County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,656,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $341,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,027,000
    Regular Highways: $2,860,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,115,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,884,000
    General - Other: $1,646,000
    Health - Other: $1,339,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,321,000
    Financial Administration: $353,000
    Correctional Institutions: $239,000
    General Public Buildings: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $516,000
    Public Welfare: $242,000
    Highways: $91,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $176,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $504,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $412,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $182,000
    Regular Highways: $135,000
    Police Protection: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,907,000
    Public Welfare: $788,000
    Highways: $763,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,710,000
    Other License: $77,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,534,000

Bureau County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,656,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $341,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,027,000
    Regular Highways: $2,860,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,115,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,884,000
    General - Other: $1,646,000
    Health - Other: $1,339,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,321,000
    Financial Administration: $353,000
    Correctional Institutions: $239,000
    General Public Buildings: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $516,000
    Public Welfare: $242,000
    Highways: $91,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $176,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $504,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $412,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $182,000
    Regular Highways: $135,000
    Police Protection: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,907,000
    Public Welfare: $788,000
    Highways: $763,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,710,000
    Other License: $77,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,534,000

Bureau County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,656,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $341,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,027,000
    Regular Highways: $2,860,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,115,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,884,000
    General - Other: $1,646,000
    Health - Other: $1,339,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,321,000
    Financial Administration: $353,000
    Correctional Institutions: $239,000
    General Public Buildings: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $516,000
    Public Welfare: $242,000
    Highways: $91,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $176,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $504,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $412,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $182,000
    Regular Highways: $135,000
    Police Protection: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,907,000
    Public Welfare: $788,000
    Highways: $763,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,710,000
    Other License: $77,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,534,000

Bureau County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $2,656,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $341,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,027,000
    Regular Highways: $2,860,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,115,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,884,000
    General - Other: $1,646,000
    Health - Other: $1,339,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,321,000
    Financial Administration: $353,000
    Correctional Institutions: $239,000
    General Public Buildings: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $516,000
    Public Welfare: $242,000
    Highways: $91,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $176,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $504,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $412,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $182,000
    Regular Highways: $135,000
    Police Protection: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,968,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,907,000
    Public Welfare: $788,000
    Highways: $763,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,710,000
    Other License: $77,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,534,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 318
  • Number of aged recipients: 21
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 297
  • Number of recipients under 18: 52
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 225
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 41
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 113
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 135
Most common first names in Bureau County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John42376.8 years
Mary39981.2 years
William23475.8 years
Robert22373.1 years
Joseph21377.3 years
James18871.6 years
George17877.4 years
Charles17078.1 years
Margaret16981.4 years
Dorothy15780.0 years
Most common last names in Bureau County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson18179.5 years
Anderson13779.5 years
Smith10278.7 years
Miller7879.0 years
Nelson7581.6 years
Swanson6578.0 years
Carlson5478.5 years
Thompson5476.0 years
Peterson5279.4 years
Pierson4981.1 years
Businesses in Bureau County, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
AmericInn1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Burger King1McDonald's2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
Econo Lodge1U-Haul2
FedEx2UPS1
Ford3Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1