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Bureau County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2014: 33,840 (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: 39 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bureau County: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (32.8%), Educational, health and social services (18.5%), Manufacturing (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 57%
  • Unpaid family work: 6%
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Races in Bureau County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 16,562  (48.9%)
Females: 17,278  (51.1%)
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Bureau County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bureau County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,186 ($40,233 in 1999)

This county:

$52,186
Illinois:

$59,588

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $488 (lower quartile is $351, upper quartile is $621)
This county:

$488
State:

$811


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $109,549 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Bureau:

$109,549
Illinois:

$180,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,030 - $166,098
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,059
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $468

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

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,321 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,113 (2.1%)

Bureau County household income distribution in 2009 Bureau County home values distribution Bureau County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.5%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.1% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.5% for American Indian residents, 20.6% for other race residents, 22.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.8%
Bureau County:

11.8%
Illinois:

13.6%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.0% for Black residents, 14.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for American Indian residents, 19.2% for other race residents, 21.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 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 September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,147
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 938 (37% naturalized citizens)

Bureau County:

2.6%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 138
  • 1990 to 1994: 171
  • 1985 to 1989: 139
  • 1980 to 1984: 83
  • 1975 to 1979: 96
  • 1970 to 1974: 78
  • 1970 to 1974: 55
  • 1965 to 1969: 178
Note: State values scaled to Bureau County population

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: 12,831
  • One, attached: 174
  • Two: 441
  • 3 or 4: 547
  • 5 to 9: 245
  • 10 to 19: 169
  • 20 or more: 341
  • Mobile homes: 574
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Bureau County with a mortgage: 5,154 (375 second mortgage, 609 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,955

Here:

56.6% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bureau County

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 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 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 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 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from the county 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 219.1 miles away from Bureau County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 206.7 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 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
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 23, 1985 to April 05, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-735: March 29, 1985, FEMA Id: 735, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: December 13, 1982, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-674: December 13, 1982, FEMA Id: 674, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bureau County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (54%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Laos (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bureau County (%):

  • German (28%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Italian (10%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Swedish (6%)
  • Polish (5%)

Bureau County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,103 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 1,635 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 50 (0%)
  • Walked: 429 (2%)
  • Other means: 160 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 781 (5%)

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 $50,736.

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.
3.41% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($24,930 average AGI)
1.18% relocated from other states ($11,055 average AGI)
Bureau County:

1.18%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Cook County, IL  0.22% ($49,323)
from Lee County, IL  0.16% ($34,696)
from Whiteside County, IL  0.14% ($43,500)
from Marshall County, IL  0.12% ($28,412)


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.
3.80% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($21,829 average AGI)
1.59% relocated to other states ($10,405 average AGI)
Bureau County:

1.59%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Putnam County, IL  0.23% ($37,941)
to Lee County, IL  0.17% ($32,000)
to Peoria County, IL  0.12% ($24,222)
to Marshall County, IL  0.10% ($19,714)

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 2014: 11.0

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 live births in Bureau County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bureau County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Bureau County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (603)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (415)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (412)
  • Congestive heart failure (356)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (284)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (193)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (177)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (177)
  • Unspecified dementia (142)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (132)

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: 34,522
  • In family households: 29,012 (7,390 male householders, 2,215 female householders)
    7,651 spouses, 9,802 children (8,960 natural, 243 adopted, 599 stepchildren), 545 grandchildren, 177 brothers or sisters, 147 parents, 205 other relatives, 760 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,510 (2,177 male householders (1,760 living alone)), 2,480 female householders (2,233 living alone)), 853 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 456 (390 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,705 2-persons, 1,978 3-persons, 1,661 4-persons, 797 5-persons, 312 6-persons, 152 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,993 1-person, 568 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

6,592 married couples with children.
1,594 single-parent households (461 men, 1,133 women).

94.5% of residents of Bureau County speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

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:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 107
  • 2000 to 2009: 881
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,185
  • 1980 to 1989: 940
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,297
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,474
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,591
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,265
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,859
Note: State values scaled to Bureau population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bureau County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bureau County population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 41
  • 3 rooms: 144
  • 4 rooms: 1,016
  • 5 rooms: 2,283
  • 6 rooms: 2,645
  • 7 rooms: 2,055
  • 8 rooms: 1,426
  • 9+ rooms: 1,162
  • 1 room: 67
  • 2 rooms: 206
  • 3 rooms: 496
  • 4 rooms: 764
  • 5 rooms: 719
  • 6 rooms: 378
  • 7 rooms: 344
  • 8 rooms: 229
  • 9+ rooms: 203
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bureau County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bureau County population
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 291
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,666
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,348
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,052
  • 5+ bedrooms: 413
  • no bedroom: 143
  • 1 bedroom: 707
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,293
  • 3 bedrooms: 856
  • 4 bedrooms: 338
  • 5+ bedrooms: 69
Cars and other vehicles available in Bureau County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bureau County population
  • no vehicle: 435
  • 1 vehicle: 2,865
  • 2 vehicles: 5,052
  • 3 vehicles: 1,713
  • 4 vehicles: 496
  • 5+ vehicles: 215
  • no vehicle: 404
  • 1 vehicle: 1,515
  • 2 vehicles: 1,059
  • 3 vehicles: 303
  • 4 vehicles: 78
  • 5+ vehicles: 47

66% of Bureau County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Illinois.

Bureau County:

66.2%
State average:

58.6%

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

  • This state: 29,561
  • Northeast: 594
  • Midwest: 2,525
  • South: 1,180
  • West: 604

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bureau County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (79.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.4%)
  • Electricity (4.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (65.6%)
  • Electricity (16.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 291
Here:

7.2%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 170
Here:

7.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 103
Here:

10.3%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Bureau County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,506,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,016,000
    General - Other: $1,950,000
    Police Protection: $1,699,000
    Health - Other: $1,232,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $917,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $894,000
    Central Staff Services: $464,000
    Financial Administration: $275,000
    Correctional Institutions: $218,000
    General Public Buildings: $123,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $208,000
    Regular Highways: $157,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,334,000

Bureau County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,132,000
    Regular Highways: $604,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $698,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,250,000
    Interest Earnings: $347,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $146,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,273,000
    Highways: $2,574,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,180,000
    All Other: $706,000
    Health and Hospitals: $513,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,051,000
    Other License: $93,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000

Bureau County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,969,000

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
Bureau County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bureau County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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