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Beardstown is a township in Cass County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Beardstown. For links to other places called Beardstown, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Beardstown is 40.002N. The longitude is -90.434W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,611.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Beardstown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cass 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 62618 ZIP code.
25% of Beardstown residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beardstown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beardstown was $14,245, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Beardstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Beardstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $310. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.
Cass County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beardstown political report.
The average commute time for Beardstown workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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