Kankakee, IL

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Population

110,801

0.621% decline

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$56,542

3.37% growth

Poverty Rate

15.1%


Number of Employees

49,811

0.62% decline

Median Property Value

$140,100

0.864% growth

About

In 2017, Kankakee, IL had a population of 111k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $56,542. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kankakee, IL declined from 111,493 to 110,801, a -0.621% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,697 to $56,542, a 3.37% increase.

The population of Kankakee, IL is 72.2% White Alone, 15.1% Black or African American Alone, and 10.1% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Kankakee, IL speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kankakee, IL are Olivet Nazarene University (1,453 degrees awarded in 2016), Kankakee Community College (881 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley (119 degrees).

The median property value in Kankakee, IL is $140,100, and the homeownership rate is 68.4%. Most people in Kankakee, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kankakee, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kankakee, IL employs 49.8k people. The largest industries in Kankakee, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,970 people), Manufacturing (7,599 people), and Retail Trade (5,751 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,194), Utilities ($69,271), and Public Administration ($54,037).

Median household income in Kankakee, IL is $56,542. Males in Kankakee, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Kankakee, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,542

2017 value

± $1,415

3.37%

1 Year Growth

± 3.58%

Households in Kankakee, IL have a median annual income of $56,542, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,697 in 2016, which represents a 3.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kankakee, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kankakee, IL was Kendall County, IL with a value of $91,250, followed by DuPage County, IL and McHenry County, IL, with respective values of $89,521 and $86,348.

The following map shows all of the counties in Kankakee, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kankakee, IL (16.1k out of 106k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,854 ± 726

  2. Black

    6,185 ± 455

  3. Hispanic

    2,512 ± 334

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kankakee, IL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

49.8k

2017 Value

± 1,342

-0.62%

1 Year decline

± 3.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kankakee, IL declined at a rate of -0.62%, from 50.1k employees to 49.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kankakee, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,207 people), Production Occupations (4,768 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,548 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kankakee, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kankakee, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,207 people), Production Occupations (4,768 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,548 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Kankakee, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.05 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.65 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kankakee, IL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($73,348), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($73,182), and Management Occupations ($64,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.8k

2017 Value

± 1,342

-0.62%

1 Year decline

± 3.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kankakee, IL declined at a rate of -0.62%, from 50.1k employees to 49.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kankakee, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,970 people), Manufacturing (7,599 people), and Retail Trade (5,751 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kankakee, IL, though some of these residents may live in Kankakee, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kankakee, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,970 people), Manufacturing (7,599 people), and Retail Trade (5,751 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Kankakee, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.57 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.51 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kankakee, IL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,194), Utilities ($69,271), and Public Administration ($54,037).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.9% of the population of Kankakee, IL has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.645% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Kankakee, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Kankakee, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Illinois in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.1%

Uninsured

51.8%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

0.645%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kankakee, IL declined by 16.5% from 8.51% to 7.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kankakee, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kankakee, IL is home to a population of 111k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.11% of Kankakee, IL residents were born outside of the country (5.66k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kankakee, IL is composed of 80k White Alone residents (72.2%), 16.7k Black or African American Alone residents (15.1%), 11.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.1%), 1.57k Two or More Races residents (1.42%), 1.08k Asian Alone residents (0.976%), 242 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.218%), 108 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0975%), and 13 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0117%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kankakee, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kankakee, IL was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Kankakee, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kankakee, IL residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.66k people

5.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.78k people

As of 2017, 5.11% of Kankakee, IL residents (5.66k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kankakee, IL was 5.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Kankakee, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kankakee, IL was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    80k ± 47

  2. Black or African American Alone

    16.7k ± 311

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11.1k ± 722

In 2017, there were 4.79 times more White Alone residents (80k people) in Kankakee, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.7k Black or African American Alone and 11.1k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kankakee, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Kankakee, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Kankakee, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Kankakee, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,448 ± 253

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    751 ± 182

  3. Korea

    704 ± 136

Kankakee, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kankakee, IL awarded 2,453 degrees. The student population of Kankakee, IL is skewed towards women, with 2,806 male students and 5,491 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kankakee, IL are White (1,858 and 76%), followed by Black or African American (230 and 9.41%), Hispanic or Latino (193 and 7.89%), and Asian (84 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Kankakee, IL by number of degrees awarded are Olivet Nazarene University (1,453 and 59.2%), Kankakee Community College (881 and 35.9%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley (119 and 4.85%).

The most popular majors in Kankakee, IL are Registered Nursing (306 and 12.5%), Reading Teacher Education (172 and 7.01%), and Family Practice Nurse (163 and 6.64%).

The median tuition costs in Kankakee, IL are $32,950 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 43 degrees awarded

  2. 247 degrees awarded

  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kankakee, IL was General Psychology with 43 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kankakee, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,453 degrees awarded

  2. 881 degrees awarded

  3. 119 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$32,950

Median Private

In 2016, the Kankakee, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Olivet Nazarene University with 1,453 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

841

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,612

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 841 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kankakee, IL, which is 0.522 times less than the 1,612 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Kankakee, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,858 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    230 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    193 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kankakee, IL were to White students. These 1,858 degrees mean that there were 8.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 230 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kankakee, IL was $140,100 in 2017, which is 0.644 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,900 to $140,100, a 0.864% increase. The homeownership rate in Kankakee, IL is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kankakee, IL have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kankakee, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,542

Median Household Income

± $1,415

40.2k

Number of Households

± 1,120

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.2k households in Kankakee, IL grew to $56,542 from the previous year's value of $54,697.

The following chart displays the households in Kankakee, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$140,100

2017 Median

± $3,132

$138,900

2016 Median

± $2,981

In 2017, the median property value in Kankakee, IL grew to to $140,100 from the previous year's value of $138,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kankakee, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kankakee, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kankakee, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kankakee, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.4%

2017 Homeownership

68.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.4% of the housing units in Kankakee, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kankakee, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kankakee, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kankakee, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kankakee, IL have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.93% of the workforce in Kankakee, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kankakee, IL was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.9%) and those who Worked At Home (2.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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