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Population in 2012: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 

Males: 70  (52.8%)
Females: 63  (47.2%)

Median resident age:  48.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 61471

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,552 (it was $27,917 in 2000)
Raritan:

$54,552
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,043

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $46,316 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
Raritan:

$46,316
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,905; Detached houses: $72,905

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,325.

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  • White alone - 134 (97.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Raritan: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.7%), Irish (20.6%), Polish (14.4%), United States (13.4%), Dutch (10.3%), English (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/24/1959

Elevation: 760 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,341 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Raritan:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Raritan village:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 23.3%

8 residents are foreign born (6.4% Europe).

This village:  6.4%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $533 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,281 (2.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (59.8 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (146.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (181.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Media, IL (2.3 miles) , Stronghurst, IL (2.3 miles ), Roseville, IL (3.0 miles ), Blandinsville, IL (3.2 miles ), Sciota, IL (3.2 miles) , La Harpe, IL (3.3 miles ), Biggsville, IL (3.3 miles ), Good Hope, IL (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 40.70 N, Longitude: 90.83 W

Area code: 309

Raritan household income distribution Raritan home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-3.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (40%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (52%)
  • Finance and insurance (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (25%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (18%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Bus drivers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Bus drivers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Raritan-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 144% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/13/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.7 miles away from the Raritan village center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/21/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henderson County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Raritan:

  • HENDERSON COUNTY RET CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; STRONGHURST, IL)
  • ROSEVILLE REHAB AND HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROSEVILLE, IL)
  • LAHARPE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LA HARPE, IL)

Amtrak stations near Raritan:

  • 17 miles: BURLINGTON (300 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: ALDERSHOT (BURLINGTON, 1199 WATERDOWN RD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: MACOMB (120 E. CALHOUN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Raritan:

  • Western Illinois University (about 18 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,446)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 21 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Black Hawk College (about 58 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 2,715)
  • Augustana College (about 58 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 59 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,969)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (about 60 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 60 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,699)

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

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.0%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  72.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Raritan compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Raritan (2011 data):

  • Raritan State Bank: at 110 East Main Street, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $156.2 mil, Deposits: $141.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Raritan State Bancorp, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Raritan travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Raritan village (based on Henderson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.51%
Here34.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents32.4%12.6%11.6%10.7%7.9%
Congregations29.4%11.8%17.6%5.9%5.9%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the NazareneAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents7.7%6.3%5.7%3.5%1.6%
Congregations5.9%5.9%5.9%5.9%5.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Henderson County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Henderson County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Henderson County:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Henderson County:

27.6%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 2$780
Totals for Government 0$0 2$780

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $37,000 ($278.20)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($142.86)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($52.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($67.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($7.52)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $6,000 ($45.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($37.59)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($15.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($90.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $28,000 ($210.53)
    Highways: $4,000 ($30.08)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($37.59)

Raritan government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($112.78)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($90.23)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($22.56)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $159,000 ($1195.49)

5.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Des Moines County, IA  1.11% ($26,879 average AGI)
from Warren County, IL  0.88% ($22,962)
from Hancock County, IL  0.54% ($37,688)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Des Moines County, IA  1.57% ($22,234 average AGI)
to Warren County, IL  0.60% ($28,500)
to Hancock County, IL  0.50% ($35,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Raritan:

  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLRB (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Raritan:

  • WMQZ (104.1 FM; COLCHESTER, IL; Owner: COLCHESTER RADIO, INC.)
  • WKAI-FM (100.1 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMOI (97.7 FM; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WIUM (91.3 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJEQ (102.7 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS BROADCASTING INC)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KKMI (93.5 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLMD (104.7 FM; BUSHNELL, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNLF (95.9 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: NANCY L. FOSTER)
  • WAAG (94.9 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W209AL (89.7 FM; MACOMB, ETC., IL; Owner: H.O.P.E. BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W213AH (90.5 FM; MACOMB, ETC., IL; Owner: H.O.P.E. BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Raritan:

  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WMEC (Channel 22; MACOMB, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • DAVE BRUEMMER, 4.5 Km Sw (Lat: 40.674194 Lon: -90.871222), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 97.5 m
    Registrant: 2174246773, , 370 SOUTH MAIN STREET
  • Dave Bruemmer, 4.5 Km Sw (Lat: 40.674194 Lon: -90.871222), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 97.5 m
    Registrant: 2024344130, Black@khlaw.Com, 1001 G STR NW, STE 500 W
  • 4.5 Km Sw (Lat: 40.674167 Lon: -90.871111), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2174256068, , 2460 N JASPER ST
  • 4.5 Km Sw (Lat: 40.674167 Lon: -90.871111), Type: 97.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2174248778, Stan_stach@illinova.Com, 2460 N. JASPER ST.

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Various Locations (Lat: 40.691972 Lon: -90.729833), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTW409, Licensee ID: L00838286
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.306 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/10/2009, Expiration Date: 10/18/2019, Certifier: Gerald Bednar
    Registrant: Ameren Services Company
  • BBC Midpoint, 500' East Of The Jct Of 10th Ave & 30th Street (Lat: 40.647694 Lon: -90.729694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQJS432
    Assigned Frequencies: 11175.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2008, Expiration Date: 12/11/2018, Certifier: Robert B Schliech
    Registrant: Computer Masters International, Inc., Macomb, IL 61455, Phone: (309) 833-4380, Fax: (309) 836-2430, Email:
  • Raritan State Bank, 106 Main Street (Lat: 40.695611 Lon: -90.826528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 22.9 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQJS433
    Assigned Frequencies: 11665.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2008, Expiration Date: 12/11/2018, Certifier: Robert B Schliech
    Registrant: Computer Masters International, Inc., Macomb, IL 61455, Phone: (309) 833-4380, Fax: (309) 836-2430, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA7NPR, Licensee ID: L00426315
    Grant Date: 11/05/2007, Expiration Date: 12/30/2017, Certifier: Lou Ann Arnold
    Registrant: Lou Ann Arnold, 208 E Main, Raritan, IL 61471-0095
  • Call Sign: WB7BNL, Licensee ID: L00426303
    Grant Date: 02/29/2008, Expiration Date: 05/20/2018, Certifier: Lewis L Arnold
    Registrant: Lewis L Arnold, 208 E Main, Raritan, IL 61471-0095
  • Call Sign: KE7APG, Licensee ID: L00854384
    Grant Date: 04/27/2004, Expiration Date: 04/27/2014, Certifier: Christopher L Rodriguez
    Registrant: Christopher L Rodriguez, 208 East Main, Raritan, IL 61471


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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