Kankakee County

Kankakee County, Illinois

189 E Court St
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: (815) 937-2990
Fax: (815) 939-8831
www.co.kankakee.il.us

On the northeastern border of IL, south of Chicago; organized Feb 11, 1853 from Iroquois and Will counties. Name Origin: For the Kankakee Indian tribe, possibly from Mohegan 'wolf' or 'wolfplace' but meaning is unclear

Area (sq mi):: 681.44 (land 676.75; water 4.70) Population per square mile: 159.50
Population 2005: 107,972 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 4.00%; 1990-2000 7.90% Population 2000: 103,833 (White 77.80%; Black or African American 15.50%; Hispanic or Latino 4.80%; Asian 0.70%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 3.50%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $19,055; median household $41,532; Population below poverty level: 11.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,744-$25,497
Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kankakee County seat (26,996)
  • Bourbonnais (16,627)
  • Bradley (13,608)

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