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.

Unlike some villages, Rantoul isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rantoul are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.98%), sales jobs (10.43%), and food service (6.56%).

The citizens of Rantoul are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.47% of adults in Rantoul have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Rantoul in 2010 was $17,750, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,000 for a family of four.

Rantoul is an extremely 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 12.64% 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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