Rantoul, Illinois Population 2021

12,089
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Rantoul is a city located in Champaign County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 12,089, it is the 197th largest city in Illinois and the 2709th largest city in the United States . Rantoul is currently declining at a rate of -1.64% annually and its population has decreased by -6.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,941 in 2010. Rantoul reached it's highest population of 25,562 in 1970. Spanning over 9 miles, Rantoul has a population density of 1,424 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rantoul is $53,925 with a poverty rate of 18.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $782 per month, and the median house value is $85,900. The median age in Rantoul is 30.5 years, 28.6 years for males, and 32.1 years for females.

Rantoul Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rantoul was:

  • White: 65.92%
  • Black or African American: 25.22%
  • Other race: 3.54%
  • Two or more races: 3.12%
  • Asian: 2.10%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rantoul, Illinois is 12,089 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,695.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,941.

Rantoul, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,71365.92%
Black or African American3,33425.22%
Some Other Race4683.54%
Two or More Races4123.12%
Asian2772.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.11%
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Rantoul Population by Race

Rantoul Population Pyramid $2021

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Rantoul Median Age

30.5


Total

28.6


Male

32.1


Female

Rantoul Adults

There are 8,914 adults, (1,711 of whom are seniors) in Rantoul.

Rantoul Age Dependency

83.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rantoul Sex Ratio

Female

7,061

53.42%

Male

6,157

46.58%

Rantoul Population by Age

Rantoul Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rantoul Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male70.9%29.1%
Married69.3%30.7%
All48.3%51.7%
Non Family44.5%55.5%
Female19%81%

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rantoul Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,9162.6148.3
Non Family1,9391.1744.5
Married1,6323.1769.3
Female1,1013.8719
Male2444.5770.9

3.42

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Rantoul Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1141.46%
9th to 12th Grade7209.21%
High School Graduate3,02638.71%
Some College1,87023.92%
Associates Degree7619.74%
Bachelors Degree79210.13%
Graduate Degree5346.83%
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Rantoul Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rantoul Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,4444,908943
Black1,2851,156179
Hispanic66546634
Asian249249155
2+ Races19819823
Other Race1589213
Native American1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.25%.

Rantoul Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,425$38,750$30,767
Less Than 9th Grade$30,787$26,620$37,000
High School Graduate$31,974$38,213$30,074
Some College$29,899$39,931$25,895
Bachelors Degree$39,151$40,045$38,750
Graduate Degree$57,284$58,851$53,938

$32,425

Average Earnings

$38,750

Average Male

$30,767

Average Female

Rantoul Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rantoul Language by Age

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Rantoul Language

87.03% of Rantoul residents speak only English, while 12.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.23% of the population.

Rantoul Language

Rantoul Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,5581,28917.05%
Black3,09359719.30%
Hispanic1,48638926.18%
Multiple4044110.15%
Asian277196.86%

18.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.96%

Male Poverty Rate

20.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rantoul

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rantoul is Hispanic, with 26.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rantoul is Asian, with 6.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.17%.

Rantoul Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.14%
Some College16.19%
High School12.76%
Bachelors or Greater4.98%

Rantoul Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.40%
Female Employed13.35%
Male Employed6.66%
Male Unemployed5.59%

Rantoul Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rantoul Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,149$53,925
Families$47,112$58,387
Married Families$65,640-
Non Families$30,458$44,165
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Income by Household Type

Rantoul Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rantoul Married by Age and Sex

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Rantoul Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rantoul Marital Status by Race

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Rantoul Marital Status

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928

Number of Veterans

825

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam392
Second Gulf War169
First Gulf War140
Korea90
World War II26

Rantoul Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74283
55 to 64188
35 to 54184
75+164
18 to 34109

Rantoul Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White76411.48%
Black15710.08%
Hispanic212.75%
2+ Races72.95%

Rantoul Veterans by Race

Rantoul Veterans by Education

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6.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rantoul Veterans by Education

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64%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Rantoul Employment by Age

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Rantoul Employment by Race

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Rantoul Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.43%

Born in Rantoul

94.67%

Native Born

5.33%

Foreign Born

2.38%

Non Citizen

2.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.67% of Rantoul residents were born in the United States, with 70.43% having been born in Illinois. 2.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rantoul Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,089-202-1.64%
202012,291-202-1.62%
201912,493-202-1.59%
201812,695-139-1.08%
201712,834-117-0.90%
201612,951-112-0.86%
201513,063-108-0.82%
201413,17190.07%
201313,1621160.89%
201213,046260.20%
201113,020490.38%
201012,9711140.09%
200012,857-4,355-2.88%
199017,212-2,949-1.57%
198020,161-5,401-2.35%
197025,5623,4461.46%
196022,11615,72913.22%
19506,3870.00%

Rantoul Population by Year