Bradford, Illinois

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Bradford, Illinois
Village
Motto: "A modern village with old-fashioned values"
Country United States
State Illinois
County Stark, Bureau
Coordinates 41°10′37″N 89°39′34″W / 41.17694°N 89.65944°W / 41.17694; -89.65944Coordinates: 41°10′37″N 89°39′34″W / 41.17694°N 89.65944°W / 41.17694; -89.65944
Area 0.40 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.40 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 768 (2010)
Density 1,920.0/sq mi (741/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61421
Area code 309
Location of Bradford within Illinois
Location of Bradford within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Bradford, Illinois
Website: bradfordil.com
Crescent Ridge Wind Farm, east of Bradford

Bradford is a village in Stark County, Illinois, United States. The population was 768 at the 2010 census.[1] Bradford is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Bradford is located at 41°10′37″N 89°39′34″W / 41.17694°N 89.65944°W / 41.17694; -89.65944 (41.176884, -89.659445).[2]

According to the 2010 census, Bradford has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.04 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 280
1880 506 80.7%
1890 604 19.4%
1900 773 28.0%
1910 770 −0.4%
1920 915 18.8%
1930 951 3.9%
1940 907 −4.6%
1950 952 5.0%
1960 857 −10.0%
1970 885 3.3%
1980 924 4.4%
1990 678 −26.6%
2000 787 16.1%
2010 768 −2.4%
Est. 2015 736 [4] −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 787 people, 318 households, and 225 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,984.8 people per square mile (759.7/km²). There were 352 housing units at an average density of 887.8 per square mile (339.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.73% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 318 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $41,000. Males had a median income of $35,333 versus $21,324 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,279. About 6.2% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

From the mid-19th century there was St. John Catholic Grade School which was closed in 1968. Bradford School District now has two schools in the village, Bradford Jr. High and Bradford Grade School. Bradford High School was deactivated in 2001 and now houses the Jr. High. The high school students have their choice of attending one of three high schools: Stark County High School, Henry-Senachwine High School, or Bureau Valley High School.

Boy Scout Troop 1851 is in Bradford.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bradford village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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