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Rantoul is a village in Champaign County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area.

The community was named after Robert Rantoul, director of the Illinois Central Railroad
[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 40.308N. The longitude is -88.155W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 745 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,009.


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Median household income
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$36,904
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rantoul demographic reports
Historic sites and museums: Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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23% of Rantoul residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $17,948, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Rantoul residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rantoul, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $781.


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Libraries in Rantoul include Rantoul Public Library ... View libraries

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Champaign County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rantoul political report.

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The average commute time for Rantoul workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rantoul between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Rantoul include Best Western, Days Inn Rantoul, Super 8.

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