Rantoul, IL


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Rantoul is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,008 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rantoul is the 187th largest community in Illinois.

Rantoul is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rantoul is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rantoul who work in office and administrative support (16.47%), sales jobs (11.19%), and management occupations (6.08%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Rantoul rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.87% of adults 25 and older in Rantoul have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Rantoul in 2010 was $18,548, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,192 for a family of four. However, Rantoul contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rantoul is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Rantoul home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rantoul residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rantoul also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.17% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rantoul include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Rantoul is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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