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Beecher is a village in Will County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named after Henry Ward Beecher, abolitionist.
The latitude of Beecher is 41.340N. The longitude is -87.621W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,378.
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37% of Beecher residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beecher ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beecher was $23,454, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Beecher residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Beecher, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $489. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,225.
Libraries in Beecher include Beecher Public Library ... View libraries
Will County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beecher political report.
The average commute time for Beecher workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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