Rankin, Illinois

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Rankin, Illinois

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High Points

Rankin strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 4% trophy Rankin Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Rankin, Illinois

Comparing Rankin to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Racial Diversity 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 6
Portion of People Married 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
People Living Alone 6 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Rankin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NE of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Vermilion
Standard Zip Codes 60960
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.465
Longitude -87.896

Rankin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station PAXTON 2 WSW
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Rankin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 617 100%
Male 312 50.6%
Female 305 49.4%
Under 18 172 27.9%
18+ 445 72.1%
65+ 111 18%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.09
White 577 93.5%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 30 4.9%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 38 6.2%

Estimated Rankin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 599
Growth -18
Growth % -2.9%

Rankin Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.5%
German 17.9%
US/American 17.3%
Irish 10.4%
English 8.7%
Polish 6.4%
Swedish 4.6%
British 3.5%
Norwegian 2%
Italian 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Finnish 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Palestinian 0.9%
Guyanese 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rankin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Clarence (60960)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rankin 617 $35,234
Buckley 593 $48,250
Cissna Park 811 $49,167
Hoopeston 5,965 $39,368
Loda 419 $42,708
Paxton 4,525 $44,256
Potomac 681 $44,583
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