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Ross is a township in Edgar County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Ross. For links to other places called Ross, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ross is 39.840N. The longitude is -87.716W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,563.
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20% of Ross residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ross ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ross was $17,244, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Ross residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ross, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $248. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $659.
Edgar County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ross political report.
The average commute time for Ross workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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