Radom, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
County Washington
Elevation 533 ft (162 m)
Coordinates 38°16′53″N 89°11′39″W / 38.28139°N 89.19417°W / 38.28139; -89.19417Coordinates: 38°16′53″N 89°11′39″W / 38.28139°N 89.19417°W / 38.28139; -89.19417
Area 1.04 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.04 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 220 (2010)
Density 211.5 / sq mi (82 / km2)
Government Mayor–council government
Mayor Larry Wachowski
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62876
Area code 618
Location of Radom within Illinois
Location of Radom within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Radom, Illinois

Radom is a village in Washington County, Illinois, United States. The population was 220 at the 2010 census.[1]


Radom was named for Radom in Poland, the city where some of the early settlers came from. The people here are predominantly of Polish origin. Polish was the predominant language here until the introduction of English through television in the 1950s. Radom was named by Civil War general John Basil Turchin,[2] born Ivan Vasilyevich Turchaninov, who was, after the war, involved in the settlement of immigrants in Illinois.


Radom[3] is located at 38°16′53″N 89°11′39″W / 38.28139°N 89.19417°W / 38.28139; -89.19417 (38.281435, -89.194128).[4]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.7 km2), all land.[5]


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 395 people, 86 households, and 58 families residing in the village. The population density was 381.0 people per square mile (146.6/km²). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 96.4 per square mile (37.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.72% White, 1.77% African American, 0.25% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 86 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the village the population was spread out with 16.2% under the age of 18, 2.3% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 13.2% from 45 to 64, and 50.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 65 years. For every 100 females there were 77.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,882. About 5.8% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Radom village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Legends and Lore of Southern Illinois, John W. Allen, 1963, p. 46
  3. ^ Radom, IL Geographical Data Retrieved 2010-06-30
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.