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Ruma, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ruma had a population of 309 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.1351 and longitude -89.9979 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ruma 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.


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Ruma, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ruma, IL Housing Affordability Index is 208
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Ruma, IL Wealth Index is 94
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 309
Population in Households 288
Population in Familes 246
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density 417
Diversity Index1 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $67,190
Average Household Income $81,434
Per Capita Income $30,460
Wealth Index3 94

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $171,429
Housing Affordability Index2 208
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 112
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.28% -0.52%
Households -0.29% -0.54%
Families -0.53% -0.76%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Ruma, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruma to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1078 21st
Population Density # 1129 18th
Diversity Index # 1056 22nd
Median Household Income # 437 68th
Per Capita Income # 590 57th

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