Radom, Illinois

According to bittranslators, Radom is a small village located in Washington County, Illinois. The population is less than 400 people and it is known for its peaceful atmosphere and rural setting. It is situated in the rolling hills of southern Illinois, near the intersection of State Route 127 and State Route 155.

The town was founded in 1887 by two brothers, Henry and William Radom. The brothers were immigrants from Germany who wanted to build a new life for themselves in America. They purchased land in Washington County and began farming it, eventually establishing the village of Radom. The town was named after their own family name, Radomski.

The farming industry has been the primary source of income for Radom since its inception. The majority of land within the village limits is used for agriculture, including corn, soybeans, wheat and hay production. Many local farmers have been longtime residents of Radom and have passed down their knowledge from generation to generation.

In addition to farming, other industries have also contributed to the economy of Radom over time. These include several lumber mills as well as a brick factory that produced bricks for many buildings around town until it closed down in 2006.

According to deluxesurveillance, Radom has been home to several churches over the years, including Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church which was founded in 1898 by German immigrants who settled here after coming to America from Germany in 1882-83. There are also two cemeteries located within the village limits – Sts Peter & Paul Cemetery and New Hope Cemetery – which serve as a final resting place for many local residents who have passed away throughout history.

The community of Radom has remained relatively unchanged over time even though there have been some developments such as new homes built on existing farmland or existing homes being remodeled or restored as new families move into town. Despite these changes, much of what makes up this small village has stayed true throughout its long history – its friendly people, beautiful countryside views and strong sense of community spirit that make it such an inviting place to live and work today.

Population: 395. Estimated population in July 2020: 388 (-1.8% change)
Males: 173 (43.8%), Females: 222 (56.2%)

Washington County

Zip code: 62876

Median resident age: 65.1 years
Median household income: $30,000
Median house value: $45,000

Races in Radom:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.2%)
  • Black (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: Polish (41.0%), German (26.1%), Irish (13.4%), United States (11.1%), English (3.5%), French (2.0%).

Elevation: 533 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Radom, Illinois


For population 25 years and over in Radom

  • High school or higher: 43.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Radom village

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 32.1%
  • Divorced: 1.1%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +223 (+129.7%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Radom:

  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; CENTRALIA, IL)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Radom:

  • MOUNT VERNON (about 24 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Abbreviation: MVN)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 39 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)

Other public-use airports nearest to Radom:

  • CENTRALIA MUNI (about 17 miles; CENTRALIA, IL; Abbreviation: ENL)
  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 25 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: PJY)
  • BENTON MUNI (about 27 miles; BENTON, IL; Abbreviation: H96)

Amtrak stations near Radom:

  • 18 miles: CENTRALIA (103 E. BROADWAY). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 19 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Radom:

  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 37 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 40 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 55 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 61 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 75 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 78 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)

Private primary/middle school in Radom:

  • ST MICHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 136 S THIRD; Grades: 1 – 8)