Raritan, Illinois

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Raritan, Illinois
The village of Raritan along its main street, 400 N in April 2017
The village of Raritan along its main street, 400 N in April 2017
Location of Raritan in Henderson County, Illinois.
Location of Raritan in Henderson County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°41′48″N 90°49′34″W / 40.69667°N 90.82611°W / 40.69667; -90.82611Coordinates: 40°41′48″N 90°49′34″W / 40.69667°N 90.82611°W / 40.69667; -90.82611
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyHenderson
TownshipRaritan
Area
 • Total0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
 • Land0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
760 ft (230 m)
Population
 • Total138
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
130
 • Density1,326.53/sq mi (514.14/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
61471
Area code(s)309
FIPS code17-62848
Wikimedia CommonsRaritan, Illinois

Raritan is a village in Henderson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 138 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Raritan is located in southeastern Henderson County at 40°41′48″N 90°49′34″W / 40.69667°N 90.82611°W / 40.69667; -90.82611 (40.696535, -90.826079).[4]

According to the 2010 census, Raritan has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
186042
1870201378.6%
1960182
197020613.2%
1980177−14.1%
1990146−17.5%
2000140−4.1%
2010138−1.4%
Est. 2016130[2]−5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 140 people, 59 households, and 44 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,411.7 people per square mile (540.5/km²). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 655.4 per square mile (251.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.29% White, and 0.71% from two or more races.

There were 59 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $30,313. Males had a median income of $21,563 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,484. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

Founding of the village[edit]

Raritan was founded by settlers of Dutch Reformed Church who originated from Raritan, New Jersey.

Tornado outbreak of 1995[edit]

Raritan was hit with an F1 tornado in May, 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Raritan village, Illinois". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.