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Arcola is a city in Douglas County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,652 at the 2000 census. The city was founded in 1855, when the Illinois Central Railroad was built through the county. The railroad itself was responsible for surveying, platting, and founding the town. Arcola is somewhat famous for the Lawn Rangers, a "precision lawn mower drill team" that marches in formation with brooms and lawn mowers while wearing cowboy hats. Every year since 1980 the Lawn Rangers have marched in the Arcola Broomcorn Festival Parade. The event, held every year the weekend after Labor Day, honors Arcola's position in the late nineteenth century as a center of broom corn production. This unique custom was publicized by humor columnist Dave Barry, who marched with the Lawn Rangers in 19... (from wikipedia)

General Information
Douglas County4,370 Population (as of 2000)
Illinois State4,254 Population (current)
108.4 Square Miles of Land2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
0.1 Square Miles of Water$74,900 Average House Value (as of 2000)
$39,794 Average House Income (as of 2000)

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146 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$9,419,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
1,720 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$41,707,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

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