Rutland, Illinois

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Coordinates: 40°59′2″N 89°2′36″W / 40.98389°N 89.04333°W / 40.98389; -89.04333
Country United States
State Illinois
County LaSalle
Township Groveland
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Coordinates 40°59′2″N 89°2′36″W / 40.98389°N 89.04333°W / 40.98389; -89.04333
Area 0.69 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.69 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 354 (2000)
Density 431.5 / sq mi (167 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61358
Area code 815
Location of Rutland within Illinois
Location of Rutland within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Rutland, Illinois

Rutland is a village located mostly in LaSalle County that stretches into Marshall County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area, and at the 2000 census, the population was 354.

The village was founded as New Rutland in 1855 when approximately 200 members of the Vermont Emigration Association paid $10 each for a plot of land.[1][2] The original location of the town-site was exclusively within LaSalle county. However, an additional ten blocks of land was added October 20, 1856 that was located primarily in adjacent Marshall County.[2]


Rutland is located at 40°59′02″N 89°02′36″W / 40.983854°N 89.043354°W / 40.983854; -89.043354.[3]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.[4]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 354 people, 147 households, and 98 families residing in the village. The population density was 431.5 people per square mile (166.7/km²). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 198.7 per square mile (76.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.15% White, 0.28% African American, 0.28% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,500, and the median income for a family was $47,708. Males had a median income of $31,406 versus $18,864 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,892. None of the families and 4.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.6% of those over 64.


  1. ^ Callary, Edward (2008). Placenames of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 307. ISBN 9780252090707. 
  2. ^ a b Ford, Henry Allen. "Town of New Rutland: History". Transcribed 04 Feb 2012 from History of Putnam and Marshall Counties, by Henry Allen Ford, 1860. Marshall County IL GenWeb. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.