Bremen, Illinois

Bremen: A village in Ford County, Illinois. It is located in the western part of the state. Bremen is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Bremen Historical Society and the Bremen Museum.


Bremen is a city located in the county of Randolph in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 110,118 and a population density of 2,007 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 106,197 inhabitants.

Bremen is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, about 25 miles south of Chicago. It is part of Bremen Township which includes several other communities.


First settled in the 1850s, Bremen played an important role in the railroad industry. Many original nineteenth century buildings still stand today as historic landmarks, including the Bremen Bank and Old Plank Road.

Things to Do

Community events like the Fall Festival, parades, and concerts reflect Bremen's small-town atmosphere. Nearby attractions include the Sauder Village Museum and Cook County Forest Preserves with nature trails.

Real Estate

Housing ranges from starter homes built in the 1950s to new luxury houses. Excellent schools attract families to Bremen. Housing costs are very affordable compared to other Chicago suburbs.

Location and Transportation

Bremen enjoys a prime location near I-80/94, I-57, and Midway Airport. The Metra electric rail line runs through the village for an easy Chicago commute. Bremen maintains its quiet, welcoming community.

Farm Heritage

Bremen retains its agricultural roots through the Bremen Historical Society and annual Fall Festival. Farmland and nurseries still operate on the town's outskirts. Bremen balances progress with preserving its heritage.

Quick Facts about Bremen

Population : 106,197 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Randolph County
Area : 54.86 km2
Altitude : 1,755 feet / 535 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 10:54:23 (3rd March 2024)
Density : 1,936 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.69% (2010-2020)
Off 150  wheat fields in Bremen Precinct image
Off 150 wheat fields in Bremen Precinct
Off 150  wheat fields in Bremen Precinct image


Bremen is located at 37°58'16"N 89°44'50"W (37.9711600, -89.7473300).

Bremen map


According to census records, the population of Bremen decreased by 3.69% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 110,118 - census
2011 110,586 0.42% estimation process
2012 111,049 0.42% estimation process
2013 111,286 0.21% estimation process
2014 111,219 -0.06% estimation process
2015 110,738 -0.43% estimation process
2016 110,049 -0.63% estimation process
2017 109,152 -0.82% estimation process
2018 108,124 -0.95% estimation process
2019 107,415 -0.66% estimation process
2020 106,197 -1.15% estimation process

Bremen, New Bremen

Schools in Bremen

College & universities near Bremen, IL

Code Name City ZIP
417442 Career Center of Southern Illinois Red Bud (IL) 62278
483911 Creative Touch Cosmetology School Waterloo (IL) 62298-1609

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Bremen, IL

Code Name Address Type
DQN Du Quoin 20 North Chestnut St. RAIL
CDL Carbondale station 401 South Illinois St. RAIL
MAI Marion, IL 2100 West Main Street BUS
MVI Mt. Vernon, IL 102 Potomac Boulevard BUS
CEN Centralia station 108 East Broadway RAIL

Post offices near Bremen

Post Office Name City ZIP
Steelevill Post Office Steeleville (IL) 62288
Chester Post Office Chester (IL) 62233
Percy Post Office Percy (IL) 62272
Willisvill Post Office Willisville (IL) 62997
Ellis Grov Post Office Ellis Grove (IL) 62241

Other cities in Randolph County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Randolph County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Campton 11,063 Township in Kane County, Illinois
Chester 8,145 City in Illinois
Randolph 4,394 City in Illinois, United States
Sparta 4,202 City in Randolph County, Illinois
Red Bud 3,442 City in Randolph County, Illinois, United States
Steeleville 1,890 Village in Illinois, United States
Eden 1,358 Unincorporated settlement in Randolph County in southern Illinois, USA
Preston 1,203 Unincorporated community in Illinois, United States
Percy 910 City in Illinois, United States of America
Coulterville 880 City in Illinois, United States of America
Tilden 827 Town in Illinois, United States
Evansville 631 Village in Illinois
Blair 602 Place in Illinois, United States
Prairie du Rocher 548 City in Illinois, United States of America
Ellis Grove 345 City in Illinois, United States of America
Baldwin 335 Village in Randolph County, Illinois, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Bremen distances to largest Illinois cities