|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Rantoul is 12,119. Rantoul, Illinois is the 2,751st largest city in the US.
Rantoul is located entirely in Champaign County.
The peak population of Rantoul was in 1990, when its population was 17,256. In 1990, Rantoul was the 1,575th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,751st largest city in the US. Rantoul is currently 29.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Rantoul has shrunk 6.2% since the year 2000. Rantoul, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 89% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Rantoul has a population density of 1,587.9 people per square mile.
|2747||Gig Harbor, Washington||12,181||85.2%|
|2748||Little Chute, Wisconsin||12,170||14.3%|
|2749||West Plains, Missouri||12,170||11.2%|
|2752||Somersworth, New Hampshire||12,066||4.8%|
|2753||Glen Rock, New Jersey||12,064||4.5%|
|2755||New Kensington, Pennsylvania||12,052||-17.8%|
|2756||Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey||12,051||3.3%|
|2757||New Baltimore, Michigan||12,045||57.9%|
The total voting age population of Rantoul, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 8,600. The voting age population is 45.7% male and 54.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.9% of the residents of Rantoul are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Rantoul are 65.9% White, 25.2% Black, 3.5% Other, 3.1% Two or more races, 2.1% Asian and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 11.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Rantoul, 18.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 26.3%. On a per-household basis, 16.9% of families are below the poverty line in Rantoul.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.0% of Rantoul residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 89.3% of Rantoul residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.0% have a bachelor's degree and 6.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Rantoul residents aged 5 and older, 13.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 10.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.7% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Rantoul is 6.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Rantoul, 14.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Rantoul is $42,149.
In Rantoul, 48.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 51.7% of housing units in Rantoul.
Of all the housing units in Rantoul, 11.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Rantoul, 7.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 430 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Rantoul is $782.
In Rantoul, 71.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.