Bluford, Illinois

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Bluford, Illinois

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

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Comparative Profile of Bluford, Illinois

Comparing Bluford 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 9 10
Senior Citizens 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Age of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 4 6
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Bluford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles W of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 62814
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.33
Longitude -88.725

Bluford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MT VERNON 3 NE
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station SALEM
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station FLORA 5 NW
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
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Bluford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 785 100%
Male 397 50.6%
Female 388 49.4%
Under 18 220 28%
18+ 565 72%
65+ 109 13.9%
Median Age 34.6
Average Family Size 3.09
White 770 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 8 1%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.1%

Estimated Bluford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 773
Growth -12
Growth % -1.5%

Bluford 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
Irish 21%
US/American 19.7%
German 18.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
English 12.2%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Scottish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Italian 1%
Swiss 1%
Danish 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Welsh 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Armenian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bluford 785 $40,515
Belle Rive 371 $41,719
Bonnie 424 $29,554
Dahlgren 514 $34,886
Mount Vernon 16,269 $36,660
Sims 273 $21,625
Wayne City 1,089 $33,750
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Bluford High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

Bluford Colleges

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