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Bear Creek is a township in Hancock County.[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 40.328N. The longitude is -91.198W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 379.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bear Creek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock 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 62380 ZIP code.
50% of Bear Creek residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bear Creek ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bear Creek was $16,948, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% 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 $208. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Hancock 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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