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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Bureau County is located in Illinois with a population of 33,619. Living in Bureau County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Bureau County there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Bureau County and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$666
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Bureau County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    69.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    272.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,177.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Bureau County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,271
National
$55,322

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