Bartonville, Illinois

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Bartonville, Illinois

Introduction to Bartonville, Illinois

Located in Peoria county, Bartonville, Illinois, is 4 miles SW of Peoria, Illinois (center to center) and 133 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Peoria - Pekin area. There are 6,310 residents living in Bartonville.

Bartonville History

Bartonville, a village in Peoria county, is a part of the Peoria Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. The first white men to arrive in the area were Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet. The area soon became a French colony, incorporated into the state in 1850 under the name "Limestone"; this name was inspired by the huge repository of limestone in the northern part of the village. Around 1878, a post office was opened and named in honor of W.C.H. Barton, an early settler. The village was renamed "Bartonville" in the same year.

Bartonville and nearby Attractions

  • Pettengill Morron House
  • George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden
  • Glen Oak Zoo
  • Madison Park Golf Course
  • John C. Flanagan House Museum

Things To Do In Bartonville

Bartonville houses the Pettengill Morron House, which was built in 1868 by Moses Pettengill; the house holds a museum. Nearby is are George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden and The Glen Oak Zoo. Madison Park Golf Course is the city's closest golf course.

Bartonville Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Greater Peoria Regional Airport.

Bartonville Higher Education

Higher education is available at Bartonville are Bradley University, Illinois Central College, and Illinois State University.

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High Points

Bartonville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 16% Bartonville Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Bartonville, Illinois

Comparing Bartonville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 6
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 9
Working at Home 5 5
Public Transportation Use 3 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
People Living Alone 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 5
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Bartonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Peoria
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61607
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.65
Longitude -89.651

Bartonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Bartonville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,310 100%
Male 3,058 48.5%
Female 3,252 51.5%
Under 18 1,455 23.1%
18+ 4,855 76.9%
65+ 1,040 16.5%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.9
White 6,189 98.1%
African-American 25 0.4%
Asian 24 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 21 0.3%
Mixed Race 46 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 61 1%

Estimated Bartonville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,146
Growth -164
Growth % -2.6%

Bartonville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.9%
US/American 15.4%
Irish 11.2%
English 8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
Italian 4%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
Scottish 2.7%
Norwegian 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Dutch 1.6%
Swedish 1.4%
Polish 1.2%
Russian 0.9%
Swiss 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
European 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bartonville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

High Meadows (61607)
Hollis (61607)
Mardell Manor (61607)
Orchard Mines (61607)
Tuscarora (61607)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bartonville 6,310 $49,909
Bellevue 1,887 $35,972
Creve Coeur 5,448 $41,006
East Peoria 22,638 $51,836
Marquette Heights 2,794 $50,714
North Pekin 1,574 $44,013
West Peoria 4,762 $51,420

Bartonville Public Libraries

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Bartonville High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,077 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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