Bureau County is located in northwest Illinois. The County Seat is Princeton and the largest city is Princeton. The Official Web Site is located at http://bureaucounty-il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 33,840 and the 2010 census population was 34,978. The land area is 869.03 square miles and there are 40.2 persons per square mile.
96.8% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 8.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 89.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,200, there are 13,998 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,705, the median household income is $48,977, and 11.6% of the persons in Bureau County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,918. Retail sales (in $1000) were $331,951, and sales per capita were $9,525. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.7%.
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