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Ransom, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ransom had a population of 367 as of July 1, 2016. Ransom ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ransom is located at latitude 41.1586 and longitude -88.6542 in LaSalle County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ransom (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. LaSalle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The Village of Ransom (GNIS ID: 2399041) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Ransom is located within Township of Allen, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaSalle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ransom population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ransom, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 367
Population in Households 337
Population in Familes 272
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 367
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $141,250
Average Home Value $158,010


Median Household Income $62,143
Average Household Income $76,313
Per Capita Income $30,087
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.72% -0.55%
Households -0.78% -0.58%
Families -1.65% -0.89%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ransom, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ransom to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1032 25th
Population Density1 # 1163 15th
Diversity Index2 # 607 56th
Median Household Income # 345 75th
Per Capita Income # 361 74th

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