Ineos manufacture chemicals in the town. The sites were previously owned by ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries).
Halton Castle (ruined) is the town’s most significant landmark.
The parliamentary constituancy is Halton and is currently occupied by the MP Derek Twigg.
The Runcorn-Widnes bridge (A533) is the lowest road bridge crossing on the River Mersey and is free to cross. The Mersey Road tunnels (further down river) are toll crossings.
Runcorn Linnets Football Club (soccer) play in a semi-professional regional league.
Its population is 61,000 (2001).