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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rantoul demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Champaign County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Champaign-Urbana area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61866 ZIP code.
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.
16% 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 $397. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $781.
Libraries in Rantoul include Rantoul Public Library ... View libraries
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.
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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