- Bull Valley, Illinois
name = Bull Valley
category = Village
image_caption = Sign leading into Bull Valley.
country = United States
state = Illinois
region = McHenry
district = Marion Township
lat_d = 42
lat_m = 18
lat_s = 58
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long_d = 88
long_m = 22
long_s = 01
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area_imperial = 5.6
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population = 726
population_date = 2000
population_density_imperial = 129.4
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map_caption = Location of Bull Valley within Illinois
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commons = Bull Valley, Illinois
The village of Bull Valley is a village in McHenry County,
Illinois, United States. The population was 726 at the 2000 census. [ [http://www.city-data.com/city/Bull-Valley-Illinois.html City data. 2000 census information] Retrieved on May 24 2007]
McHenry County has gently rolling, glaciated terrain. Some of the County's larger hills border the rural area of East Central McHenry County between Crystal Lake, McHenry, and Woodstock. This area has long been called "Bull Valley." McHenry County was one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S. each decade from 1920 to 2000.Fact|date=February 2007 Illinois law allows county government to rezone property to allow dense housing subdivisions without regard to the desires of existing residents, unless that property is located near a city or village.Fact|date=February 2007 The Bull Valley Association hosted annual family parties as a social event. During one of these parties in the 1970s, several residents of the area decided to incorporate the Village of Bull Valley as a local government in order to have some slowing influence over the explosive growth of the area.
In the early years of the village, there was nearly no government infrastructure. Later, a small tax was assessed to provide for simple road repairs. By the 1980s, the village had hired a police officer part time who shared time with the neighboring village of Prairie Grove, organized for similar growth-slowing reasons. This provided more significant increases in village revenue. Still, Bull Valley never gained the speed trap reputation of Prairie Grove, or even McCullom Lake, likely because the roads were in such terrible shape.Fact|date=February 2007
Today the Village government occupies Stickney House, one of the oldest brick buildings in the area. This house was originally built without any corners due to the belief of the Stickneys that evil spirits could live in corners. While the village has grown, and even includes some subdivisions now, it remains rural, with areas of woods, farms, and low-density housing between the urban sprawl of Crystal Lake and McHenry. There is still no retail business in the village.
Bull Valley is located at coor dms|42|18|58|N|88|22|1|W|city (42.316132, -88.366815)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.5 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 726 people, 268 households, and 217 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 129.4 people per square mile (50.0/km²). There were 281 housing units at an average density of 50.1/sq mi (19.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.69% White, 0.55% African American, 1.10% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population.
There were 268 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.9% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 35.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $102,693, and the median income for a family was $109,147. Males had a median income of $73,750 versus $37,188 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $54,022. About 1.4% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
Residents of note
John H. Johnson(1918–2005)
George Stickney House
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