Bement, Illinois

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Bement, Illinois

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High Points

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

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People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 18% Bement People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Bement, Illinois

Comparing Bement 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
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Senior Citizens 7 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
Median Family Income 8 5
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 4 5
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Bement Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Piatt
Standard Zip Codes 61813
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.921
Longitude -88.571

Bement Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
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Bement Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,784 100%
Male 876 49.1%
Female 908 50.9%
Under 18 422 23.7%
18+ 1,362 76.3%
65+ 307 17.2%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,755 98.4%
African-American 16 0.9%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.3%

Estimated Bement Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,739
Growth -45
Growth % -2.5%

Bement 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 27.9%
US/American 26.3%
English 11.2%
Irish 9.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Dutch 2.5%
Italian 2.4%
Swedish 1.4%
Norwegian 1.4%
Scottish 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
European 0.7%
British 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Eastern European 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bement 1,784 $47,652
Atwood 1,290 $45,625
Cerro Gordo 1,436 $45,250
Garrett 198 $29,500
Hammond 518 $51,528
Ivesdale 288 $51,964
Monticello 5,138 $57,287

Bement Public Libraries

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Bement, Illinois
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Bement High Schools (2004)

Serves 123 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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