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Ransom, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ransom had a population of 373 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.1561 and longitude -88.6495 in LaSalle County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ransom 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.


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Ransom, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ransom, IL Housing Affordability Index is 215
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Ransom, IL Wealth Index is 101
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 373 (100%)
Population in Households 337 (90.3%)
Population in Families 272 (72.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 36 ( 9.7%)
Population Density 373
Diversity Index2 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,525
Average Household Income $84,712
Per Capita Income $32,604
Wealth Index4 101

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $154,688
Housing Affordability Index3 215
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 144
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 93
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.31% -0.54%
Households -0.15% -0.56%
Families -0.89% -0.88%
Median Household Income   4.47%
Per Capita Income   4.34%

Ransom, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ransom to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1027 25th
Population Density # 1154 16th
Diversity Index # 607 56th
Median Household Income # 510 63rd
Per Capita Income # 450 67th

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