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Welcome to Bismarck ...

The village of Bismarck is located in Vermilion County<1>.

The location of Bismarck has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Bismarck refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bismarcker<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bismarck has a population of 525 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bismarck.

Bismarck is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Bismarck lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Bismarck (for example, toward West Lebanon (IN)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Bismarck: (217)

The ZIP code for Bismarck: 61814<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bismarck had an population of 525 people. This is a decrease of 9.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bismarck had a population of 579 people. This makes Bismarck the county's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 579 people, the population of Bismarck increased 6.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 542 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bismarck.

Communities Also Named Bismarck ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Bismarck - they are located in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bismarck.

Communities near Bismarck ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bismarck.

  • Danville [Vermilion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Vermilion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Bismarck
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,106 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<8>
  • Hoopeston [Vermilion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoopeston
    • Hoopeston [Vermilion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Bismarck
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,940 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoopeston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoopeston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoopeston<8>
  • Attica [Fountain County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
    • Attica [Fountain County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Bismarck
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,324 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attica<8>
  • Georgetown [Vermilion County]
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    • Georgetown [Vermilion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Bismarck
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westville [Vermilion County]
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      • Westville [Vermilion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Bismarck
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,913 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westville<8>
    • Tilton [Vermilion County]
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      • Tilton [Vermilion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Bismarck
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tilton<8>
    • Covington [Fountain County]
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      • Covington [Fountain County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Bismarck
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<8>
    • Catlin [Vermilion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catlin
      • Catlin [Vermilion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Bismarck
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catlin<8>
    • Williamsport [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsport
      • Williamsport [Warren County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Bismarck
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,837 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<8>
    • Oakwood [Vermilion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood
      • Oakwood [Vermilion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Bismarck
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakwood<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bismarck. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bismarck.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bismarck. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bismarck.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bismarck. See our Newspapers Page for Bismarck.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bismarck ...

Looking for more information about Bismarck? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bismarck, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bismarck.

Adding Bismarck to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bismarck in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bismarck was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bismarck on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Illinois

About Vermilion County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bismarck. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Vermilion County: www.co.vermilion.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Vermilion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bismarck refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bismarck may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bismarck.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bismarck - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Bismarck). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bismarck or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bismarck) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bismarck. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BismarckOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bismarck. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2593, Longitude: -87.6115       In this case, the coordinates for Bismarck have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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