Benld, Illinois

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Benld, Illinois

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

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Comparative Profile of Benld, Illinois

Comparing Benld 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
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Age of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 5
Male Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Rents 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Benld Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macoupin
Standard Zip Codes 62009
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.092
Longitude -89.803

Benld Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
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Benld Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,541 100%
Male 730 47.4%
Female 811 52.6%
Under 18 375 24.3%
18+ 1,166 75.7%
65+ 337 21.9%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,514 98.2%
African-American 8 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 7 0.5%
Mixed Race 9 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1%

Estimated Benld Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,491
Growth -50
Growth % -3.2%

Benld 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
Italian 22.3%
German 22.2%
US/American 15%
Irish 9.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
English 3.9%
Slovak 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Croatian 2.3%
Scottish 2.1%
Polish 1.9%
Russian 1.6%
Lithuanian 1%
Yugoslavian 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
European 0.6%
Slovene 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Carpatho Rusyn 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benld 1,541 $36,953
Eagarville 128 $40,500
Gillespie 3,412 $40,500
Mount Clare 433 $39,250
Sawyerville 295 $34,167
White City 221 $42,500
Wilsonville 604 $34,688

Benld Public Libraries

Frank Bertetti Benld P.l.
Benld, Illinois
(217) 835-4045
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