Bradford, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Bradford, Illinois

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Bradford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles N of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Stark
Standard Zip Codes 61421
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.177
Longitude -89.657

Bradford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station KEWANEE 1 E
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
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Bradford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 787 100%
Male 366 46.5%
Female 421 53.5%
Under 18 214 27.2%
18+ 573 72.8%
65+ 138 17.5%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.96
White 777 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1%

Estimated Bradford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 765
Growth -22
Growth % -2.8%

Bradford 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 29%
English 16.4%
Irish 13.7%
US/American 9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
Swedish 5.1%
Dutch 4.7%
Scottish 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Lithuanian 1.5%
Norwegian 0.9%
Polish 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
European 0.8%
Italian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Serbian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bradford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Broadmoor (61421)
Lombardville (61421)
Milo (61421)
Osceola (61421)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bradford 787 $41,000
Buda 592 $38,854
Neponset 519 $45,000
Sheffield 946 $42,273
Tiskilwa 787 $42,321
Toulon 1,400 $40,078
Wyoming 1,424 $41,797

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