Raritan, Illinois

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Raritan is a village in Henderson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 140 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Raritan is located at 40°41′48″N 90°49′34″W / 40.69667°N 90.82611°W / 40.69667; -90.82611 (40.696535, -90.826079).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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

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


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