Bushnell is a city in McDonough County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,117 at the 2010 census.
Bushnell is located at 40°33′6″N 90°30′29″W / 40.55167°N 90.50806°W / 40.55167; -90.50806 (40.551667, -90.507921).
According to the 2010 census, Bushnell has a total area of 2.138 square miles (5.54 km), of which 2.13 square miles (5.52 km) (or 99.63%) is land and 0.008 square miles (0.02 km) (or 0.37%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,221 people, 1,323 households, and 889 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,573.9 people per square mile (606.7/km²). There were 1,446 housing units at an average density of 706.6 per square mile (272.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.79% White, 0.12% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.
There were 1,323 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,482, and the median income for a family was $38,450. Males had a median income of $27,266 versus $18,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,263. About 12.2% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.