Ruma, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Ruma, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ruma had a population of 313 as of July 1, 2018. Ruma ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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 (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.

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Ruma, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 313
Population in Households 292
Population in Familes 251
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 422
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $68,191
Average Household Income $78,075
Per Capita Income $30,121


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $188,032


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 82
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.15% -0.32%
Households 0.0% -0.35%
Families -0.29% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

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, 2018 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 # 1079 21st
Population Density # 1124 18th
Diversity Index # 1005 26th
Median Household Income # 310 77th
Per Capita Income # 492 64th

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