Radom, Illinois

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Radom is a village in Washington County, Illinois, United States. The population was 395 at the 2000 census. Radom was named for Radom, Poland. The people here are predominantly of Polish origin. Polish was the predominant language here until the introduction of English through television in the 1950s. Some of the early settlers came from Radom, Poland. Radom was named by Civil War Gen. John Basil Turchin[1], born Ivan Vasilyevich Turchaninov, who was, after the War, involved in the settlement of immigrants in Illinois.



Radom[2] 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).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.69 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] 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/sq mi (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.

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