Rantoul, Illinois Population 2024

11,972

Rantoul is a city located in Champaign County Illinois. Rantoul has a 2024 population of 11,972. Rantoul is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -2.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,321 in 2020.

The average household income in Rantoul is $54,870 with a poverty rate of 20.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rantoul is 35.8 years, 33.7 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Rantoul Demographics

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

  • White: 57.19%
  • Black or African American: 22.83%
  • Two or more races: 16.37%
  • Other race: 2.78%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,410.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.83% (-349)
The current population of Rantoul, Illinois is 11,972 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,321.

Rantoul, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,17457.19%
Black or African American2,86422.83%
Two or more races2,05316.37%
Other race3492.78%
Asian860.69%
Native American180.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rantoul Population by Race

Rantoul Population Pyramid 2024

Rantoul Median Age

35.8

Total

33.7

Male

36.2

Female

Rantoul Adults

There are 9,009 adults, (2,036 of whom are seniors) in Rantoul.

Rantoul Age Dependency

79.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Rantoul Sex Ratio

Female6,61252.71%
Male5,93247.29%

Rantoul Population by Age

Rantoul Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,2402.3552.247.8
Non Family2,3071.1752.747.3
Married1,6602.7969.330.7
Female1,0514.1621.778.3
Male2222.726436
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3.2

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rantoul Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rantoul Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rantoul Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 15.56%.

Rantoul Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,583

Average Earnings

$46,292

Average Male

$31,117

Average Female

Rantoul Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rantoul Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rantoul Language

86.94% of Rantoul residents speak only English, while 13.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.54% of the population.

Rantoul Language

Rantoul Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,79992933.19%
Hispanic1,77564636.39%
White6,12163710.41%
Multiple2,05332815.98%
Other34918954.15%
Asian864046.51%
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20.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.67%

Male Poverty Rate

22.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rantoul

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rantoul is Other, with 54.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rantoul is White, with 10.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.62%.

Rantoul Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.14%
High School14.87%
Some College13.72%
Bachelors or Greater2.85%
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Rantoul Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.82%
Female Employed9.73%
Male Unemployed9.41%
Male Employed4.53%
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Rantoul Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rantoul Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rantoul Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

31.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Rantoul Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Rantoul Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rantoul Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

826

Number of Veterans

772

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

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Rantoul Veterans by War

count

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Rantoul Veterans by Age

count

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Rantoul Veterans by Race

Rantoul Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rantoul Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Rantoul Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rantoul Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rantoul Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.55%

Born in Rantoul

93.46%

Native Born

6.54%

Foreign Born

2.84%

Non Citizen

3.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.46% of Rantoul residents were born in the United States, with 70.55% having been born in Illinois. 2.84% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,597-75-0.64%
202811,672-75-0.64%
202711,747-75-0.63%
202611,822-75-0.63%
202511,897-75-0.63%
202411,972-75-0.62%
202312,047-75-0.62%
202212,122-75-0.61%
202112,197-124-1.01%
202012,321-163-1.31%
201912,484-229-1.8%
201812,713-132-1.03%
201712,845-118-0.91%
201612,963-110-0.84%
201513,073-107-0.81%
201413,180140.11%
201313,1661140.87%
201213,052330.25%
201113,019470.36%
201012,9721150.89%
200012,857-4,355-25.3%
199017,212-2,949-14.63%
198020,161-5,401-21.13%
197025,5623,44615.58%
196022,11615,729246.27%
19506,387
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Rantoul Population by Year