Send us your Bear Creek photos:
Bear Creek is a township in Christian County, in the Taylorville metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Bear Creek. For links to other places called Bear Creek, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bear Creek is 39.478N. The longitude is -89.416W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 575.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bear Creek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Christian County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62556 ZIP code.
20% of Bear Creek residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bear Creek ancestry & family history guide.
Post a query on a message board:
Records & databases:
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bear Creek was $16,547, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Bear Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bear Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $266. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $633.
Christian County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bear Creek political report.
The average commute time for Bear Creek workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
More info about Bear Creek:
Send us your corrections and additions
Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.
Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!