Kankakee County

Kankakee, IL: What you need to know

Kankakee is the only place in the world with two Frank Lloyd Wright homes side by side. Located 60 miles south of Chicago, the city is rooted in agriculture, and other major industries include manufacturing and health care. Riverside Medical Center continues to nationally rank for its services and care. Residents also enjoy fishing and boating at The Kankakee River State Park, which attracts more than a million visitors a year. 


Kankakee, IL City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 26,821
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $32,402
Median Home Price $94,000
Walkscore 47

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Kankakee, IL Demographics

Median Population in Kankakee, IL

Median Age 34%
Age 18 Over 71.7%
Age 21 Over 68.5%
Age 62 Over 16%
Age 65 Over 13.5%

Race in Kankakee, IL

  Ethnicity White 54.7%
  Ethnicity Black 38.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 0.8%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 18.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 3.7%

Population By Gender in Kankakee, IL

  Male 50.2%
  Female 49.8%

Language in Kankakee, IL

  English Only 83.4%
  English Other 16.6%

Economics in Kankakee, IL

  Median Household Income $32,402
  Median Home Price $94,000
  Homes Owned 49.6%
  Homes Rent 50.4%
  Median Property Rent $766

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Commute Types in Kankakee, IL

  Walked 3.3%
  Worked at Home 2.6%
  Public Transportation 4.8%
  Other Means 4.5%
  Drove Alone 76.3%
  Carpooled 8.6%

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