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Rural is a township in Shelby County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Rural. For links to other places called Rural, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rural is 39.479N. The longitude is -88.97W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 327.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rural demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62571 ZIP code.
38% of Rural residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rural ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rural was $21,372, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Rural residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rural, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $906.
Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rural political report.
The average commute time for Rural workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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