Rantoul, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rantoul, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Rantoul had a population of 12,979 as of July 1, 2016. Rantoul ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rantoul is located at latitude 40.3026 and longitude -88.1549 in Champaign County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rantoul (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Champaign County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 748 feet.

The Village of Rantoul (GNIS ID: 2399042) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Rantoul is located within Township of Rantoul, a minor civil division (MCD) of Champaign County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rantoul population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Rantoul, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,979
Population in Households 12,680
Population in Familes 9,841
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density1 1,541
Diversity Index2 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,158
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 3,226
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,097 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,480 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,678 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 939 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $82,215
Average Home Value $94,770
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,484
Average Household Income $49,006
Per Capita Income $20,315
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.34%
Households -0.04% 0.3%
Families -0.17% 0.22%
Median Household Income   -1.75%
Per Capita Income   0.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rantoul, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rantoul to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 189 86th
Population Density1 # 446 67th
Diversity Index2 # 88 94th
Median Household Income # 1242 9th
Per Capita Income # 1199 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.