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Mineral is a township in Bureau County, in the Ottawa-Streator metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Mineral. For links to other places called Mineral, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mineral is 41.362N. The longitude is -89.801W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 521.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mineral demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bureau 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 61344 ZIP code.
22% of Mineral residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mineral ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mineral was $23,208, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Mineral residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mineral, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $603.
Bureau County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mineral political report.
The average commute time for Mineral workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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