Bushnell, Illinois Population 2024

2,672

Bushnell is a city located in McDonough County Illinois. Bushnell has a 2024 population of 2,672. Bushnell is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -1.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,705 in 2020.

The average household income in Bushnell is $57,134 with a poverty rate of 12.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bushnell is 42.1 years, 39.1 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Bushnell Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bushnell was:

  • White: 95.61%
  • Other race: 2.28%
  • Two or more races: 1.33%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,261.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.22% (-33)
The current population of Bushnell, Illinois is 2,672 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,705.

Bushnell, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,72595.61%
Other race652.28%
Two or more races381.33%
Asian220.77%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bushnell Population by Race

Bushnell Population Pyramid 2024

Bushnell Median Age

42.1

Total

39.1

Male

43.4

Female

Bushnell Adults

There are 2,263 adults, (497 of whom are seniors) in Bushnell.

Bushnell Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bushnell Sex Ratio

Female1,48952.25%
Male1,36147.75%

Bushnell Population by Age

Bushnell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1902.3771.628.4
Married481391.78.3
Non Family4441.095743
Female1833.2559.640.4
Male823.5759.840.2
showing: 5 rows

2.97

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bushnell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bushnell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bushnell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 25%.

Bushnell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,223

Average Earnings

$40,641

Average Male

$38,454

Average Female

Bushnell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bushnell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bushnell Language

98.01% of Bushnell residents speak only English, while 1.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.15% of the population.

Bushnell Language

Bushnell Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,71728110.34%
Other6565100%
Hispanic14964.29%
showing: 3 rows

12.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.09%

Male Poverty Rate

13.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bushnell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bushnell is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bushnell is White, with 10.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.01%.

Bushnell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.18%
Some College16.2%
High School12.69%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Bushnell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed79.63%
Male Employed10.25%
Female Employed6.07%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Bushnell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bushnell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bushnell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bushnell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bushnell Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bushnell Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bushnell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

245

Number of Veterans

245

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Bushnell Veterans by War

count

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Bushnell Veterans by Age

count

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Bushnell Veterans by Race

Bushnell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bushnell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Bushnell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bushnell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bushnell Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.28%

Born in Bushnell

98.91%

Native Born

1.09%

Foreign Born

1.09%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.91% of Bushnell residents were born in the United States, with 84.28% having been born in Illinois. 1.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bushnell Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,662-2-0.08%
20282,664-2-0.08%
20272,666-2-0.07%
20262,668-2-0.07%
20252,670-2-0.07%
20242,672-2-0.07%
20232,674-2-0.07%
20222,676-2-0.07%
20212,678-27-1%
20202,705-172-5.98%
20192,877-33-1.13%
20182,910-35-1.19%
20172,945-54-1.8%
20162,999-33-1.09%
20153,032-21-0.69%
20143,053-35-1.13%
20133,088-20-0.64%
20123,10810.03%
20113,107-9-0.29%
20103,116-105-3.26%
20003,221-67-2.04%
19903,288-523-13.72%
19803,8111082.92%
19703,703-7-0.19%
19603,71039311.85%
19503,31741114.14%
19402,906561.96%
19302,8501344.93%
19202,716973.7%
19102,619
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Bushnell Population by Year