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Bement is a township in Piatt County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Bement. For links to other places called Bement, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bement is 39.921N. The longitude is -88.571W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,979.
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27% of Bement residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bement ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bement was $18,195, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Bement residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bement, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $667.
Piatt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bement political report.
The average commute time for Bement workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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