Cullom, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
County Livingston
Elevation 683 ft (208 m)
Coordinates 40°52′42″N 88°16′8″W / 40.87833°N 88.26889°W / 40.87833; -88.26889Coordinates: 40°52′42″N 88°16′8″W / 40.87833°N 88.26889°W / 40.87833; -88.26889
Area 0.33 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.33 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 563 (2000)
Density 1,827.0 / sq mi (705 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60929
Area code 815
Location of Cullom within Illinois
Location of Cullom within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Cullom, Illinois

Cullom is a village in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. The population was 563 at the 2000 census.


Cullom is named for Shelby Moore Cullom.[1]


Cullom is located at 40°52′42″N 88°16′8″W / 40.87833°N 88.26889°W / 40.87833; -88.26889 (40.878205, -88.268981).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all land.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2009, there were 600 people, 248 households, and 155 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,827.0 people per square mile (701.2/km²). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 873.0 per square mile (335.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.93% White, 0.18% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Pacific Islander, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 248 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was 31,042, and the median income for a family was $46,406. Males had a median income of $40,221 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,207. 0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[edit]

In 2002 American Legion Skinner-Trost Post 122 dedicated a monument to all the local area veterans, living and dead, at the West Lawn Cemetery located on W. Jackson Street. The monument includes etched emblems of all branches of military service, US Air Force, US Army, US Marine Corps, United States Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves. Names are updated as members of the community join the military and are discharged.

McCaughey Field – Home of the Cullom Ramblers, the greatest fantasy football team known to man. Led by GM, John Murphy, the Cullom Ramblers are off to a 1-0 start dominating Jamiey’s Jugglers week 1 in a game no one (outside of Cullom) expected them to win. The Ramblers have a history of excellence matched by few teams in professional sports (e.g. Yankees, Pats, Bulls) and are often regarded as the most impressive franchise in sports. Jason Weile, GM of next week’s opponent, The Greatest Show on Paper, is even rumoured to have said “Of course we’re nervous about playing them! They’re the Cullom Ramblers!” A perfect way to summarize a nearly perfect team.

Notable people[edit]

  • Arnold Beckman, chemist, inventor, and philanthropist, invented the pH Meter