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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Rantoul

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Surely Not

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930 1555 0
1940 2367 0
1950
1960
1970 25562 2000
1980
1990 17212 14065 2018
2000 12857 9860 2170
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

Has had a black population since at least 1960. Was desegregated owing to Chanute Air Force Base.