Rantoul, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 798. Population change since 2000: -5.1%
Males: 416  (52.1%)
Females: 382  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54129.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $58,396 (it was $48,000 in 2000)
Rantoul:

$58,396
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,090 (it was $18,316 in 2000)

Rantoul town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $163,231 (it was $110,200 in 2000)
Rantoul:

$163,231
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $179,744; Detached houses: $184,797; Townhouses or other attached units: $137,395; In 2-unit structures: $225,108; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,776; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $75,154; Mobile homes: $25,765
  • Races in Rantoul, WI (2010)

    Rantoul races chart
    • 76996.4%White alone
    • 91.1%American Indian alone
    • 70.9%Two or more races
    • 60.8%Asian alone
    • 50.6%Hispanic
    • 20.3%Black alone

Races in Rantoul detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rantoul: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (74.6%), Irish (7.3%), United States (6.7%), Polish (3.7%), English (3.4%), Norwegian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 32.4 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Rantoul,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Rantoul:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rantoul town:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 70.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

7 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Rantoul town:  1.3% ($1,382)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Appleton, WI (18.7 miles , pop. 70,087).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (73.3 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (158.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Potter, WI (0.9 miles ), Hilbert, WI (2.0 miles ), Brillion, WI (2.2 miles ), Collins, WI (2.4 miles) , Chilton, WI (2.5 miles ), Charlestown, WI (2.5 miles ), Forest Junction, WI (2.8 miles ), Reedsville, WI (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $317,500

Latitude: 44.11 N, Longitude: 88.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 920

Rantoul household income distribution Rantoul home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -41 (-4.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Metal and metal products (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Machinery (13%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Food (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Machinery (11%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Rantoul: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Rantoul-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1996, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Rantoul town center injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 7/5/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rantoul-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 391.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 187.5 miles away from Rantoul center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 365.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 392.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 311.8 miles away from Rantoul center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 430.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calumet County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Gervase Hephner - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Rantoul:

  • CALUMET MEDICAL CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; CHILTON, WI)
  • CHILTON CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CHILTON, WI)
  • CHILTON VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CHILTON, WI)
  • CALUMET HOMESTEAD (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEW HOLSTEIN, WI)
  • HOMESTEAD CARE CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEW HOLSTEIN, WI)
  • WILLOWDALE NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEW HOLSTEIN, WI)
  • ST PAUL ELDER SERVICES, INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; KAUKAUNA, WI)

Amtrak station near Rantoul:

  • 19 miles: APPLETON (500 N. ONEIDA ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rantoul:

  • Lawrence University (about 19 miles; Appleton, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,821)
  • Lakeland College (about 22 miles; Plymouth, WI; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 22 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 24 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 24 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 28 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 3,079)
  • Marian University (about 28 miles; Fond Du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 2,045)

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Notable locations in Rantoul: Hilbert Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Potter Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Rantoul: Peace United Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Rantoul Cemetery (1), Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Round Lake (A), Becker Lake (B), Boot Lake (C), Grass Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Spring Creek (A), North Branch Manitowoc River (B), South Branch Manitowoc River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Rantoul: Brillion State Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Calumet County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 96.3. This is worse than average.

City:

96.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.81
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 0.00649. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00649
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  85.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.3%
Whole state:

3.7%

Rantoul compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rantoul town (based on Calumet County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,1687
Evangelical Protestant5,20815
Mainline Protestant2,1458
Other831
None26,367-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Calumet County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Calumet County:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Calumet County:

27.2%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

13.0%

6.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Outagamie County, WI  2.18% ($40,506 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, WI  1.12% ($37,856)
from Manitowoc County, WI  0.43% ($36,855)


6.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Outagamie County, WI  2.09% ($42,240 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, WI  0.94% ($39,589)
to Brown County, WI  0.45% ($33,860)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rantoul:

  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCUB (980 AM; 5 kW; TWO RIVERS, WI; Owner: CUB RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNFL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJOK (1050 AM; 1 kW; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WMBE (1530 AM; daytime; 0 kW; CHILTON, WI; Owner: MASZJA-PACER RADIO, INC.)
  • WHBL (1330 AM; 5 kW; SHEBOYGAN, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rantoul:

  • WAPL-FM (105.7 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHID (88.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: BD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF WI SYS)
  • WPCK (104.9 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST DIMENSIONS, INC.)
  • WOGB (103.1 FM; KAUKAUNA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXWX (107.5 FM; BRILLION, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPNE-FM (89.3 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WKSZ (95.9 FM; DE PERE, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WORQ (90.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: LAKESHORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROE (94.3 FM; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCY-FM (100.3 FM; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLFM (91.1 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN)
  • WEMY (91.5 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC)
  • W215BF (90.9 FM; MANITOWOC, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLKN (98.1 FM; CLEVELAND, WI; Owner: RADIO K-T, INC.)
  • WLTU (92.1 FM; MANITOWOC, WI; Owner: CUB RADIO, INC.)
  • WJLW (106.7 FM; ALLOUEZ, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WEMI (91.9 FM; APPLETON, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSTM (91.3 FM; KIEL, WI; Owner: JUBILATION MINISTRIES INC)
  • WVBO (103.9 FM; WINNECONNE, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Rantoul:

  • WLUK-TV (Channel 11; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRV-TV (Channel 5; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • WGBA (Channel 26; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WACY (Channel 32; APPLETON, WI; Owner: ACE TV, INC.)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W49CB (Channel 49; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W30BU (Channel 30; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • W23BL (Channel 23; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W17CF (Channel 17; RIPON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • $207,000Total costs
  • 3,516Total average daily traffic
  • 3,880Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
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