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Ransom, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ransom had a population of 359 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Ransom, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 359
Daytime Population: Workers 75
Daytime Population: Residents 216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 291
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 323
Population in Familes 261
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 359
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $63,176
Average Household Income $78,877
Per Capita Income $30,352


Total Housing Units 149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $143,750
Average Home Value $158,586


Total Households 136
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.92% -0.79%
Households -0.97% -0.9%
Families -1.88% -0.93%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

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, 2017 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 # 1035 24th
Population Density # 1165 15th
Diversity Index # 597 56th
Median Household Income # 353 74th
Per Capita Income # 409 70th

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