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Bourbonnais is a village in Kankakee County, in the Kankakee-Bradley metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Bourbonnais. For links to other places called Bourbonnais, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bourbonnais is 41.141N. The longitude is -87.875W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,840.
The area, due to the Kankakee River, has extensive Native American history. The site of what was the biggest Indian village in the area, "Little Rock Village," is located inside the Kankakee River State Park.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bourbonnais demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kankakee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kankakee area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60915 ZIP code.
24% of Bourbonnais residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bourbonnais ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bourbonnais was $22,476, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Bourbonnais residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Bourbonnais, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $526. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,175.
Libraries in Bourbonnais include Bourbonnais Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bourbonnais include Bourbonnais Herald-County Market
Kankakee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bourbonnais political report.
The average commute time for Bourbonnais workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bourbonnais between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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