Bluffs, Illinois

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Bluffs, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Bluffs Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Bluffs Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Bluffs, Illinois

Comparing Bluffs 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
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 5 6
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
People Living Alone 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 9
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Bluffs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Scott
Standard Zip Codes 62621
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.751
Longitude -90.535

Bluffs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
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Bluffs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 748 100%
Male 347 46.4%
Female 401 53.6%
Under 18 203 27.1%
18+ 545 72.9%
65+ 111 14.8%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 2.97
White 745 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Bluffs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 729
Growth -19
Growth % -2.5%

Bluffs 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 39.6%
English 21.3%
US/American 15.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
Irish 6.6%
Scotch-Irish 5%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Italian 1%
Swedish 0.6%
Greek 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bluffs 748 $41,875
Chapin 592 $43,482
Concord 176 $32,250
Lynnville 137 $40,313
Meredosia 1,041 $40,917
Naples 134 $26,667
Winchester 1,650 $40,592

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Bluffs High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 230
Serves 91 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

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