Population: 12,095

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 54%
Single 46%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Rantoul has a very low population density. Rantoul is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,671 Rantoul
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Rantoul, IL, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Rantoul, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Rantoul has a population density of 1,671, with 12,095 current residents.

Out of the 12,095 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 54% of the residents are married and 46% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 54% Sun
  • 37% Rain
  • 16% Snow


51°F average temperature

  • 45 years Median home age
  • $70,780 Median home price
  • -2.47% Home appreciation rate
  • 19.22% Annual property tax
  • 42.7%
    Homes owned
  • 40%
    Homes rented
  • 17.3%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Rantoul, the air quality is 77% and the weather, on average, is 54% sunny, 37% rainy, and 16% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Rantoul, you should know that 42.7% of homes are owned while 40% of homes are rented, and 17.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $70,780, the median age of homes is 45 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.47% and the annual property tax is 19.22%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Rantoul, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Rantoul’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Rantoul is 32 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 57.76% Democratic, 40.25% Republican, and 1.99% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:13


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 88%
    High school diploma
  • 8%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 10%
    Bachelors degree
  • 5%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Rantoul, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.50% of residents are unemployed in Rantoul (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Rantoul residents: 9.8% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 13.11% are in the arts and sciences field, 14.7% are in the customer service field, 27.8% are in the sales field, 0.36% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 26.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 88.41%, 7.76% of residents have an associate’s degree, 10.44% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.44% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Rantoul, you should be aware that the average commute time is 19 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Rantoul have a few different options. 80% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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