Bentley, Illinois

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Bentley
Town
Country United States
State Illinois
County Hancock
Municipality Town
Coordinates 40°20′37″N 91°6′43″W / 40.34361°N 91.11194°W / 40.34361; -91.11194Coordinates: 40°20′37″N 91°6′43″W / 40.34361°N 91.11194°W / 40.34361; -91.11194
Area 0.14 sq mi (0 km2)
 - land 0.14 sq mi (0 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 43 (2000)
Density 301.8 / sq mi (117 / km2)
Incorporated March 25, 1869 (1869-03-25)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62321 (Carthage)
Area code 217
Location of Bentley within Illinois
Location of Bentley within Illinois
[1]

Bentley (formerly Sutton) is an incorporated town in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. The population was 43 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Bentley is located at 40°20′37″N 91°6′43″W / 40.34361°N 91.11194°W / 40.34361; -91.11194 (40.343653, -91.111994).[2]

According to the 2010 census, Bentley has a total area of 0.141 square miles (0.37 km2), of which 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) (or 99.29%) is land and 0.001 square miles (0.00 km2) (or 0.71%) is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 117
1890 144 23.1%
1900 138 −4.2%
1910 89 −35.5%
1920 136 52.8%
1930 113 −16.9%
1940 89 −21.2%
1950 88 −1.1%
1960 89 1.1%
1970 94 5.6%
1980 49 −47.9%
1990 36 −26.5%
2000 43 19.4%
2010 35 −18.6%
Est. 2014 34 [4] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 43 people, 18 households, and 12 families residing in the town. The population density was 301.8 people per square mile (118.6/km²). There were 23 housing units at an average density of 161.4/sq mi (63.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 18 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,125, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $11,750 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,269. There were 18.2% of families and 15.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 16.7% of under eighteen and none of those over 64.

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