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Rantoul is a township in Champaign County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Rantoul. For links to other places called Rantoul, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rantoul is 40.272N. The longitude is -88.165W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 728 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,196.
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27% of Rantoul residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rantoul ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rantoul was $17,726, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Rantoul residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rantoul, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $410. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $753.
Champaign County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rantoul political report.
The average commute time for Rantoul workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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