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Rantoul, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Rantoul had a population of 13,186 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Rantoul, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,186
Daytime Population: Workers 5,494
Daytime Population: Residents 7,406
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,900
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 12,883
Population in Familes 10,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 303
Population Density2 1,566
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $37,502
Average Household Income $51,372
Per Capita Income $21,236


Total Housing Units 6,162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,508 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,729 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 925 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $83,057
Average Home Value $97,768


Total Households 5,237
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 3,273
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.26% 0.49%
Households 0.17% 0.48%
Families 0.05% 0.39%
Median Household Income   0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

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, 2017 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 # 185 87th
Population Density # 431 69th
Diversity Index # 87 94th
Median Household Income # 1264 8th
Per Capita Income # 1200 12th

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