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Overview

Introduction to Bradley, Illinois

Bradley, Illinois, in Kankakee county, is 28 miles SE of Joliet, Illinois and 50 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located inside the Kankakee metropolitan area.

Bradley History

In 1891, the community of North Kankakee was established when the David Bradley Plow Works set up a factory in the area. In 1895, the town was renamed Bradley City, and the name was later changed to Bradley in honor of the company.

Bradley and nearby Attractions

  • Village Square Shopping Center
  • Bradley Public Library
  • Helgesen Park
  • Kankakee County Museum
  • Arcadian Games
  • Bradley First Church of the Nazarene

Things To Do In Bradley

The Village Square Shopping Center is the perfect spot for tourists to find some great deals. Bradley Sports Complex and Arcadian Games both provide ample provisions for a host of outdoor sports and games.

Bradley Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport, located nearby, provides air transportation facilities.

Bradley Higher Education

Olivet Nazarene University and Governors State University provide higher education to the citizens of Bradley.

People

Total Population 15,763
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,091
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,098
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $903
Median House Value $129,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.8%
US/American 0%
English 6.2%
Irish 15.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bradley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SE of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Kankakee
Standard Zip Codes 60915
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.141
Longitude -87.861

Bradley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KANKAKEE METRO WASTWTR
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station WATSEKA 2 NW
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aroma Park 659 $65,093
Bonfield 319 $77,500
Bourbonnais 18,656 $73,240
Chebanse 1,129 $71,667

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bradley Public Libraries

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296 NORTH FULTON AVENUE
Bradley, Illinois
(815) 932-6245
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Bradley High Schools

BRADLEY-BOURBONNAIS C HIGH SCHOOL
700 W NORTH ST
815-937-3707
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,783 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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