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Raritan is a township in Henderson County, in the Burlington metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Raritan. For links to other places called Raritan, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Raritan is 40.679N. The longitude is -90.847W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 322.
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19% of Raritan residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Raritan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Raritan was $13,086, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Raritan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Raritan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $206. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $735.
Henderson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Raritan political report.
The average commute time for Raritan workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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