Rantoul, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 12,857. Estimated population in 2021: 12,483 (-2.9% change)
Males: 6,125 (47.6%), Females: 6,732 (52.4%)

Champaign County

Zip code: 61866

Median resident age: 31.6 years
Median household income: $36,904
Median house value: $74,200

Races in Rantoul:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.5%)
  • Black (16.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (22.2%), Irish (11.4%), United States (9.5%), English (7.4%), French (2.7%), Italian (2.6%).

Elevation: 748 feet

Land area: 7.2 square miles

Map of Rantoul, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rantoul

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rantoul village

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

3.4% Foreign born (1.8% Asia, 1.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -4,455 (-25.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rantoul:

  • CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; URBANA, IL)
  • COVENANT MEDICAL CTR CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (about 15 miles; URBANA, IL)
  • PAVILION FOUNDATION,THE (about 15 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rantoul:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 21 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 53 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 59 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; Abbreviation: MTO)

Other public-use airports nearest to Rantoul:

  • RANTOUL NATL AVN CNTR-FRANK ELLIOTT FLD (about 2 miles; RANTOUL, IL; Abbreviation: TIP)
  • PAXTON (about 10 miles; PAXTON, IL; Abbreviation: 1C1)
  • FRASCA FIELD (about 12 miles; URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: C16)

Amtrak stations near Rantoul:

  • 1 miles: RANTOUL (RNATOUL, N. KENTUCKY ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (CHAMPAIGN, 116 N. CHESTNUT ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rantoul:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 15 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 16 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,582)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 60 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)

Public high school in Rantoul:

  • RANTOUL TWP HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 767; Location: 200 S SHELDON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Rantoul:

  • J W EATER JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 509; Location: 400 E WABASH AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • EASTLAWN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 650 N MAPLEWOOD DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PLEASANT ACRES ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 1649 HARPER DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NORTHVIEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 400 N SHELDON ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BROADMEADOW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 209; Location: 500 SUNVIEW DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EDUC FOR EMPLOYMENT SYS 330 (Location: 400 E WABASH AVE; Grades: 00 – 00)

Private primary/middle school in Rantoul:

  • ST MALACHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 340 EAST BELLE STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Rantoul:

  • RANTOUL P.L. (Operating income: $272,677; Location: 225 S. CENTURY BLVD.; 49,734 books; 1,637 audio materials; 1,633 video materials; 159 serial subscriptions)

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