DEMOGRAPHICS

The Planning Department collects and maintains statistical information from the US Census Bureau and other data sources which describes demographic, housing, and economic conditions and trends within the County, Municipalities, and Townships. Links to other demographic data and sources can be found here: Links.

The Kankakee County GIS Department has create a mapping portal that displays 2010 Census data geographically. Click HERE to access the mapping portal.

 
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Kankakee County Land Area
677 square miles
18th largest County in the State
113,449 Population (2010 Census)
21 municipalities
17 townships
 
 
 
 
The chart shown below depicts the County's growth between 1860-2000.
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Kankakee County was established February 11, 1853 and has grown at a steady pace ever since. The County contains 677 square miles, and is the 18th largest county out of 102 counties within the State of Illinois. Shown in the table below are various demographics for Kankakee County from the 1990, 2000 and 2010 Census.

Kankakee County Demographics:

Category
2010 Census
2000 Census
1990 Census
Population 113,449 103,833 96,255
Sex - Male (%)   50,748 (48.9%) 46,564 (48.4%)
Sex - Female (%)   53,085 (51.1%) 49,691 (51.6%)
Race - White (%) 87,986 (77.56%) 82,954 (80%) 80,194 (83.3%)
Race - Black or African American (%) 17,187 (15.15%) 16,065 (15.5%) 14,399 (15%)
Race - American Indians (%) 286 (0.25%) 184 (0.2%) 150 (0.2%)
Race - Asian or Pacific Islanders (%) 34 (0.03%) 1,448 (1.4%) 644 (0.7%)
Race - Other Race (%) 4,502 (3.97%) 3,182 (3.1%) 868 (0.9%)
Race - Two or More 2,402 (2.12%) N/A N/A
Race - Whites of Hispanic Origin (%) 10,167 (8.96%) 4,959 (4.8%) 1,946 (1.9%)
Race - Whites not of Hispanic Origin (%) 77,819 (68.59%) 80,829 (77.8%) 79,208 (76.3%)
Age - Under 5 yrs. of age (%)   7,270 (7%) 7,251 (7.5%)
Age - 5-9 (%)   8,101 (7.8%) 7,910 (8.2%)
Age - 10-14 (%)   7,975 (7.7%) 7,520 (7.8%)
Age - 15-19 (%)   10,182 (9.9%) 7,342 (7.6%)
Age - 20-24 (%)   6,818 (6.6%) 6,411 (6.7%)
Age - 25-34 (%)   13,421 (12.9%) 14,899 (15.5%)
Age - 35-44 (%)   15,846 (15.3%) 13,550 (14.1%)
Age - 45-54 (%)   13,750 (13.2%) 9,851 (10.2%)
Age - 55-59 (%)   5,065 (4.9%) 4,082 (4.2%)
Age - 60-64 (%)   4,024 (3.9%) 4,235 (4.4%)
Age - 65-74 (%)   6,996 (6.7%) 7,834 (8.1%)
Age - 75-84 (%)   5,036 (4.9%) 4,085 (4.2%)
Age - 85 and up (%)   1,552 (1.5%) 1,285 (1.3%)
Median Age (years)   35.2 32.9
Average Family Size   3.12 3.20
Total Housing Units 45,246 40,610 37,001
Median Household Income   $41,532 $36,901
Per Capita Income   $19,055 $12,142
Persons whose income was below poverty level (%)   11,445 (11%) 12,312 (12.8%)
Educational Attainment - 25 Years and Over
Less than 9th grade   6,920 (11.5%) 4,940 (7.5%)
9th-12th grade, no diploma   9,289 (15.5%) 8,359 (12.7%)
High School, graduate   21,655 (36.2%) 23,549 (35.8%)
Some college, no degree   11,549 (19.3%) 15,021 (22.8%)
Associate's degree   3,416 (5.7%) 4,125 (6.3%)
Bachelor's degree   4,744 (7.9%) 6,161 (9.4%)
Graduate or professional degree   2,325 (3.9%) 3,689 (5.6%)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Note: To date only total population, race, and total houshold data is available from the 2010 Census.
The chart on the right shows the age breakdown for Kankakee County according to the 2000 Census.
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Most of Kankakee County's population lives within municipal boundaries. The 21 municipalities within the County now account for 74.7% of the County's population compared with 70.7% in 2000. The municipalities of Bourbonnais, Bradley, Kankakee and Manteno account for 62.8% of the County's 2010 population. The history of the population for each municipality from 1970 through 2010 is shown in the table below.

Municipal Population:

Municipality
2010 Population
2000 Population
1990 Population
1980 Population
1970 Population
Aroma Park
743
821
690
673
896
Bonfield
382
350
299
294
241
Bourbonnais
18,631
15,256
13,934
13,280
5,909
Bradley
15,895
12,784
10,792
11,015
9,881
Buckingham
300
400
340
330
198
Cabery (K3)
88
96
85
108
71
Chebanse (K3)
396
459
425
461
429
Essex
802
500
482
463
364
Grant Park
1,331
1,358
1,024
1,038
914
Herscher
1,591
1,523
1,278
1,214
988
Hopkins Park
603
711
601
263
N/A
Irwin
74
60
50
112
87
Kankakee
27,537
27,491
27,575
29,633
30,944
Limestone 1,598 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manteno
9,204
6,414
3,488
3,155
2,864
Momence
3,310
3,171
2,968
3,297
2,836
Reddick
144
208
208
203
214
St. Anne
1,257
1,212
1,153
1,421
1,271
Sammons Point 279 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sun River Terrace
528
552
532
N/A
N/A
Union Hill
58
66
37
82
85
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Of the 17 Townships in the County, two Townships, Bourbonnais and Kankakee account for nearly 60% of the County's total 2010 population with 67,695 people. Of the County's 17 Townships, 11 increased in population between 2000 and 2010. The table below depicts the population for each Township from 1970 through 2010.

Township Population:

Township
2010 Population
2000 Population
1990 Population
1980 Population
1970 Population
Aroma
5,157 5,835 5,565 6,107 5,847
Bourbonnais
40,137 33,061 29,129 29,316 20,987
Essex
1,480 1,294 994 995 802
Ganeer
3,215 3,222 3,146 3,490 3,404
Kankakee
27,558 28,029 28,502 31,081 33,819
Limestone
5,035 4,659 4,358 4,627 4,092
Manteno
11,185 7,846 5,059 4,951 8,159
Momence
3,820 3,884 3,570 4,383 3,545
Norton
978 1,067 1,129 1,239 1,130
Otto
2,582 2,430 2,558 2,714 2,649
Pembroke
2,140 2,784 3,320 4,693 4,351
Pilot
2,086
2,065
1,917
1,868
1,665
Rockville
879
786
614
612
696
Salina
2,191
1,317
1,189
1,218
1,004
St. Anne
1,396
2,108
2,196
2,547
2,408
Sumner
910
879
799
815
772
Yellowhead
2,700
2,567
2,210
2,270
1,920
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The links below allow you to view a four page demographic profile from the 2000 Census for the County, each municipality, township, and the State of Illinois. You will find data such as population, age, race, employment, housing, income, poverty, etc. By selecting the Census Maps link you will be able to view the 2000 Census Tract & Block Maps for Kankakee County. Detailed Censu data is available at the Census Bureau's website at http://www.census.gov. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view these files. Get Adobe Acrobat Here.

Kankakee County Data Municipal Data  Township Data
State of Illinois Data Census Maps Agricultural Data

The Planning Staff researched each community within Kankakee County, and generated a profile for each community as well as the County. The profiles were incorporated into the Community Profiles guide, which can be viewed below, and includes information such as municipal data, ordinances, services, transportation, statistics, population history, and utility information.

 
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Kankakee County Profile
Community Profiles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For additional information on Census data including agriculture, economic, labor data, and population projections, for national, state, county, and regional areas visit our links page here.
 
 
 

Kankakee County Planning Department
189 E. Court Street, Room 201  Kankakee, IL  60901
Phone: 815.937.2940   |   Fax: 815.937.2974
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays