Ruma, Illinois Population 2024

307

Ruma is a city located in Randolph County Illinois. Ruma has a 2024 population of 307. Ruma is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -1.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 312 in 2020.

The average household income in Ruma is $86,837 with a poverty rate of 16.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ruma is 31.2 years, 27.3 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.

Ruma Demographics

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

  • White: 92.68%
  • Two or more races: 4.24%
  • Black or African American: 1.35%
  • Other race: 1.35%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
413.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.6% (-5)
The current population of Ruma, Illinois is 307 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 312.

Ruma, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White48192.68%
Two or more races224.24%
Black or African American71.35%
Other race71.35%
Asian20.39%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ruma Population by Race

Ruma Population Pyramid 2024

Ruma Median Age

31.2

Total

27.3

Male

35.4

Female

Ruma Adults

There are 333 adults, (60 of whom are seniors) in Ruma.

Ruma Age Dependency

90.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

68.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ruma Sex Ratio

Female26450.87%
Male25549.13%

Ruma Population by Age

Ruma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1633.1874.225.8
Married1033.2587.412.6
Female295.0344.855.2
Non Family261.1269.230.8
Male51.80100
showing: 5 rows

3.49

Average Family Size

3.18

Average Household Size

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ruma 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

Ruma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ruma Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.32%.

Ruma Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,594

Average Earnings

$52,500

Average Male

$34,844

Average Female

Ruma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ruma Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ruma Language

97.81% of Ruma residents speak only English, while 2.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Ruma Language

Ruma Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4748417.72%
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16.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.8%

Male Poverty Rate

15.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ruma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ruma is White, with 17.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ruma is White, with 17.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 2.11%.

Ruma Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College8.57%
High School6.11%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
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Ruma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed11.97%
Male Employed0.89%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Ruma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ruma Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ruma Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

63.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.7%

Male Marriage Rate

58.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ruma Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ruma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ruma Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ruma Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

29

Number of Veterans

23

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Ruma Veterans by War

count

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Ruma Veterans by Age

count

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Ruma Veterans by Race

Ruma Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ruma Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.2%

Labor Force Participation

67.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Ruma Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ruma Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ruma 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

69.75%

Born in Ruma

98.46%

Native Born

1.54%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.46% of Ruma residents were born in the United States, with 69.75% having been born in Illinois. 1.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ruma Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029297-2-0.67%
2028299-2-0.66%
2027301-2-0.66%
2026303-2-0.66%
2025305-2-0.65%
2024307-2-0.65%
2023309-2-0.64%
2022311-2-0.64%
202131310.32%
202031282.63%
2019304-5-1.62%
2018309-2-0.64%
2017311-1-0.32%
2016312-2-0.64%
2015314-4-1.26%
201431810.32%
2013317-2-0.63%
201231930.95%
2011316
2010316
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Ruma Population by Year