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Ashkum is a village in Iroquois County.
The community was named after Potawatomi chief
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Ashkum. For links to other places called Ashkum, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ashkum is 40.880N. The longitude is -87.955W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 709.
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29% of Ashkum residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ashkum ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ashkum was $20,806, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Ashkum residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ashkum, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $381. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $875.
Iroquois County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ashkum political report.
The average commute time for Ashkum workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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