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Broughton is a village in Hamilton County, in the Mount Vernon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Broughton. For links to other places called Broughton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Broughton is 37.934N. The longitude is -88.461W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 377 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 193.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Broughton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hamilton 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 62817 ZIP code.
13% of Broughton residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Broughton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Broughton was $11,926, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Broughton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Broughton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $125. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $475.
Hamilton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Broughton political report.
The average commute time for Broughton workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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