Bureau Junction, Illinois

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Bureau Junction, usually called Bureau, is a village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States. The population was 368 at the 2000 census. Though its official name is Bureau Junction,[1] the village is more commonly called Bureau, and Bureau is the main name used by phone companies,[2] the federal Board on Geographic Names,[3] and the United States Post Office.[4] It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Bureau Junction is located at 41°17′21″N 89°22′4″W / 41.28917°N 89.36778°W / 41.28917; -89.36778 (41.289155, -89.367837)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.67%) is water.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 368 people, 135 households, and 93 families residing in the village. The population density was 256.1 people per square mile (98.7/km²). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 110.7/sq mi (42.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.37% White, 0.27% Native American, 0.82% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.60% of the population.

There were 135 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.28.

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