Ransom, Illinois

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Ransom Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles SW of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County La Salle
Standard Zip Codes 60470
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.156
Longitude -88.649

Ransom Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DWIGHT
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station MINONK
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Ransom Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 409 100%
Male 203 49.6%
Female 206 50.4%
Under 18 123 30.1%
18+ 286 69.9%
65+ 46 11.2%
Median Age 33.6
Average Family Size 3.29
White 401 98%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 5 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 3.2%

Estimated Ransom Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 390
Growth -19
Growth % -4.6%

Ransom 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
German 30.3%
Irish 21.3%
US/American 12%
Norwegian 5%
English 4.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
Slovak 4.4%
Polish 3.5%
Dutch 3.5%
Italian 2.9%
Czech 2%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Austrian 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Celtic 0.9%
Danish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ransom 409 $55,682
Grand Ridge 546 $52,000
Kangley 287 $38,125
Kinsman 109 $47,083
Seneca 2,053 $57,552
Streator 14,190 $43,774
Verona 257 $53,571
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