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Ruma, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ruma had a population of 319 as of July 1, 2017. Ruma ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Ruma is located at latitude 38.1306 and longitude -90.0003 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ruma (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 443 feet.

The Village of Ruma (GNIS ID: 2399141) 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 Ruma is located within Ruma Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ruma 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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Ruma, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 319
Daytime Population: Workers 179
Daytime Population: Residents 154
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 333
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 298
Population in Familes 255
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 430
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $66,832
Average Household Income $75,355
Per Capita Income $29,031


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $179,032


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 83
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 0.09% -0.13%
Households 0.12% 0.0%
Families -0.17% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Ruma, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruma 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 # 1071 22nd
Population Density # 1124 18th
Diversity Index # 1062 23rd
Median Household Income # 296 78th
Per Capita Income # 495 64th

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