Ransom, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 376 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 
Males: 185  (49.4%)
Females: 191  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  44.1 years
Illinois median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 60470.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $54,705 (it was $53,333 in 2000)
Ransom:

$54,705
IL:

$59,588

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $28,144 (it was $17,524 in 2000)

Ransom village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $94,787 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Ransom:

$94,787
IL:

$180,300

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $136,105; Detached houses: $135,070

Median gross rent in 2015: $953.

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    • 36996.1%White alone
    • 153.9%Hispanic

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ransom: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.7%), Irish (12.9%), American (8.2%), Italian (8.2%), Norwegian (8.2%), French (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/02/1886

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 379 people per square mile   (very low).

Ransom,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Ransom:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ransom village:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.6%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ransom, Illinois as of March 30, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Ransom to the number of sex offenders is 379 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,887 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,488 (1.8%)

Ransom satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Joliet, IL (38.5 miles , pop. 106,221).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (69.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kinsman, IL (2.2 miles) , Verona, IL (3.0 miles ), Streator, IL (3.1 miles ), Grand Ridge, IL (3.3 miles ), Seneca, IL (3.3 miles ), Kangley, IL (3.4 miles ), Cornell, IL (3.5 miles ), Marseilles, IL (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $68,000

Latitude: 41.16 N, Longitude: 88.65 W

Area code: 815

Ransom household income distribution Ransom home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-6.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (31%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

Work and jobs in Ransom: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ransom, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ransom-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.2 miles away from the Ransom village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ransom-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 191.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 166.6 miles away from Ransom center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 224.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 190.2 miles away from Ransom center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 179.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Salle County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ransom topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ransom:

  • HERITAGE HEALTH-STREATOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; STREATOR, IL)
  • FMC - STREATOR (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; STREATOR, IL)
  • HH SVC OF ST MARY'S HOSP (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; STREATOR, IL)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; STREATOR, IL)
  • ST MARY'S HSP EXT CARE FAC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; STREATOR, IL)
  • PARKER NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; STREATOR, IL)
  • RIVERSHORES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARSEILLES, IL)

Amtrak stations near Ransom:

  • 13 miles: DWIGHT (119 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area.
  • 20 miles: PONTIAC (721 W. WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Operable nuclear power plants near Ransom:

  • 11 miles: LaSalle County 1 and 2 in Seneca, IL.
  • 19 miles: Dresden 2 in Morris, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ransom:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 26 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 35 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)
  • University of St Francis (about 39 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 2,454)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 41 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 42 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Lewis University (about 44 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,739)
  • Aurora University (about 45 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)

Public elementary/middle school in Ransom:

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Notable location: Allen Township Volunteer Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Allen Cemetery (1), Saint Patrick's Catholic Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Ransom Water Tower (A). Display/hide its location on the map

La Salle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 57.4. This is better than average.

City:

57.4
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.201. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 9.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.21
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.33
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 3.1%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  69.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.1
Illinois average:

12.3

Ransom travel time to work - commute Ransom mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ransom village (based on La Salle County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,42929
Mainline Protestant12,96247
Evangelical Protestant9,47569
Other6899
None60,369-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
La Salle County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
La Salle County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
La Salle County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
Here:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
La Salle County:

27.1%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ransom:

49.3%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.1%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Ransom:

29.1
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.6%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ransom:

9.2%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ransom:

34.2%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Ransom:

57.7%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Ransom:

78.9%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ransom, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$300
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$599
Water Supply 2$9,081$54,4861$100
Totals for Government 2$9,081$54,48610$999

Ransom government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $86,000 ($228.72)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($138.30)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($87.77)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($10.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $56,000 ($148.94)

Ransom government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($13.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($109.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $47,000 ($125.00)
    Highways: $12,000 ($31.91)
    All Other: $2,000 ($5.32)
  • Tax - Property: $24,000 ($63.83)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.66)

Ransom government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $87,000 ($231.38)

4.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,624 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bureau County, IL  0.44% ($27,837 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.27% ($37,508)
from Kendall County, IL  0.26% ($37,214)


4.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($170 average AGI)
La Salle County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bureau County, IL  0.39% ($29,511 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.28% ($31,646)
to Kendall County, IL  0.23% ($37,226)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ransom:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSPL (1250 AM; 1 kW; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Ransom:

  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCFL (104.7 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ASSEMBL)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRXQ (100.7 FM; COAL CITY, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYKT (105.5 FM; WILMINGTON, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WYXX (103.1 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: BIG CITY RADIO-CHI, L.L.C.)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPJC (88.3 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WRKX (95.3 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Ransom:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ransom)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 41.157167 Lon: -88.657833, Call Sign: KNCT660
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.295 MHz, 160.650 MHzGrant Date: 12/20/2011, Expiration Date: 02/02/2022, Certifier: Robert C LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB9ETH, Licensee ID: L00208722, Grant Date: 02/17/2000, Expiration Date: 05/08/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/09/2012, Registrant: William H Koehler, 312 S Cartier Box 124, Ransom, IL 60470
  • Call Sign: KC9BQO, Licensee ID: L00507860, Grant Date: 04/26/2002, Expiration Date: 04/26/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2004, Certifier: Ronald J Barrett, Registrant: Ronald J Barrett, 601 Plumb, Ransom, IL 60470
  • Call Sign: KC9FGV, Previous Call Sign: KC9BQO, Licensee ID: L00507860, Grant Date: 04/26/2002, Expiration Date: 04/26/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2014, Certifier: Ronald J Barrett, Registrant: Ronald J Barrett, 601 Plumb, Ransom, IL 60470

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: COONAN JAMES COONAN-GLASTAR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 43JC , Serial Number: 5338
    Registrant (Individual): James J Coonan, Po Box 188, Ransom, IL 60470

Most common first names in Ransom, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James774.9 years
Mary781.3 years
Arthur679.2 years
John676.3 years
William571.4 years
Henry587.2 years
Dorothy484.2 years
Margaret482.0 years
Edward479.5 years
Florence490.0 years
Most common last names in Ransom, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bedeker787.7 years
Myers683.0 years
Jenkins574.0 years
Sulzberger585.2 years
Widman575.4 years
Lee486.5 years
Kates482.1 years
Cahill480.7 years
Moran476.5 years
Weber484.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Ransom compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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