Rantoul, Illinois Population 2022

12,257
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Rantoul is a city located in Champaign County Illinois. Rantoul has a 2020 population of 12,257. Rantoul is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -0.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,371 in 2010.

The average household income in Rantoul is $53,925 with a poverty rate of 19.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $788 per month, and the median house value is $88,200. 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 Rantoulwas:

  • White: 66.44%
  • Black or African American: 21.20%
  • Two or more races: 8.81%
  • Asian: 2.16%
  • Other race: 1.20%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rantoul, Illinois is 12,257 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,371.

Rantoul, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,60166.44%
Black or African American2,74421.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.21%
Asian2792.16%
Some Other Race1551.20%
Two or More Races1,1408.81%
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Rantoul Population by Race

Rantoul Population Pyramid 2022

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Rantoul Median Age

34.3


Total

32.6


Male

35.6


Female

Rantoul Adults

There are 9,109 adults, (1,662 of whom are seniors) in Rantoul.

Rantoul Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Rantoul Sex Ratio

Female

6,814

52.63%

Male

6,132

47.37%

Rantoul Population by Age

Rantoul Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rantoul Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.7%30.3%
Male66.1%33.9%
All49.4%50.6%
Non Family47.4%52.6%
Female19%81%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rantoul Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1372.4649.4
Married1,7002.9269.7
Male1683.6466.1
Female1,0794.119
Non Family2,1901.247.4

3.35

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Rantoul Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1141.40%
9th to 12th Grade6317.75%
High School Graduate3,08537.89%
Some College2,30628.33%
Associates Degree85110.45%
Bachelors Degree6407.86%
Graduate Degree5146.31%
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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
Asian255255148
White5,5635,133835
Other Race786211
Black1,1971,031130
Hispanic71648444
2+ Races54154111
Native American2727

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 58.04%.

Rantoul Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,224$40,229$31,791
Less Than 9th Grade$30,515$26,640$34,403
High School Graduate$32,647$39,381$26,667
Some College$35,764$41,181$31,152
Bachelors Degree$41,277$40,885$41,685
Graduate Degree$59,306$59,840$52,955

$36,224

Average Earnings

$40,229

Average Male

$31,791

Average Female

Rantoul Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rantoul Language by Age

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Rantoul Language

88.23% of Rantoul residents speak only English, while 11.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.98% of the population.

Rantoul Language

Rantoul Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,40349335.14%
Multiple1,13134730.68%
Black2,62564424.53%
White7,4221,02813.85%
Asian279207.17%
Other59NaN%

19.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.10%

Male Poverty Rate

24.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rantoul

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rantoul is Hispanic, with 35.14% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.62%.

Rantoul Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.60%
High School18.48%
Some College10.10%
Bachelors or Greater3.55%

Rantoul Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.60%
Male Unemployed5.41%
Female Employed10.49%
Female Unemployed41.21%

Rantoul Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rantoul Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,837$54,249
Families$48,750$59,549
Married Families$65,721-
Non Families$33,864$46,310
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Income by Household Type

Rantoul Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

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 35-44.

Rantoul Marital Status by Race

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Rantoul Marital Status

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820

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War112
First Gulf War118
Vietnam326
Korea110
World War II20

Rantoul Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3459
35 to 54152
55 to 64159
65 to 74271
75+179

Rantoul Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White70710.43%
Black1138.33%
Hispanic222.75%

Rantoul Veterans by Race

Rantoul Veterans by Education

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6.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rantoul Veterans by Education

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59.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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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73.14%

Born in Rantoul

94.35%

Native Born

5.65%

Foreign Born

2.34%

Non Citizen

3.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.35% of Rantoul residents were born in the United States, with 73.14% having been born in Illinois. 2.34% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19506,3870.00%
196022,11615,72913.22%
197025,5623,4461.46%
198020,161-5,401-2.35%
199017,212-2,949-1.57%
200012,857-4,355-2.88%
201012,941840.07%
201112,884-57-0.44%
201212,827-57-0.44%
201312,770-57-0.44%
201412,713-57-0.45%
201512,656-57-0.45%
201612,599-57-0.45%
201712,542-57-0.45%
201812,485-57-0.45%
201912,428-57-0.46%
202012,371-57-0.46%
202112,314-57-0.46%
202212,257-57-0.46%

Rantoul Population by Year