Bismarck, Illinois

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Bismarck, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Bismarck Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Bismarck People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 19% Bismarck Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Bismarck, Illinois

Comparing Bismarck 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
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Affordability of Rents 3 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Bismarck Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles E of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Vermilion
Standard Zip Codes 61814
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.263
Longitude -87.608

Bismarck Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Bismarck Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 542 100%
Male 267 49.3%
Female 275 50.7%
Under 18 151 27.9%
18+ 391 72.1%
65+ 65 12%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.08
White 540 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Bismarck Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 551
Growth 9
Growth % 1.7%

Bismarck 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 35.2%
English 19.2%
US/American 13.2%
Irish 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
Italian 3.2%
Dutch 2.9%
Swedish 2.3%
Scottish 2%
European 1.7%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Polish 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
African 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bismarck 542 $45,000
Alvin 316 $38,333
Danville 33,904 $39,308
Henning 241 $45,972
Potomac 681 $44,583
Rossville 1,217 $43,882
Tilton 2,976 $37,727
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Bismarck High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 350
Serves 261 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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