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Kankakee County, IL&

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0.65% decline
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4.96% growth
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0.62% growth
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0.14% growth


The economy of Kankakee County, IL employs 50,122 people. The economy of Kankakee County, IL is specialized in Manufacturing; Transportation & Warehousing; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 1.43; 1.33; and 1.25 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kankakee County, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,018), Manufacturing (7,388), and Retail trade (5,552), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,917), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,659), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,000).

Median household income in Kankakee County, IL is $54,697. Males in Kankakee County, IL have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,774. The income inequality of Kankakee County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kankakee County, IL. In Kankakee County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 42 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,438. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Kankakee County, IL is home to a population of 111,493 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kankakee County, IL is composed of 80,639 White residents (72.3%), 16,783 Black residents (15.1%), 10,975 Hispanic residents (9.8%), 1,554 Two+ residents (1.39%), and 1,189 Asian residents (1.07%). The most common foreign languages in Kankakee County, IL are Spanish (7,173 speakers), Polish (271 speakers), and Italian (180 speakers), but compared to other places, Kankakee County, IL has a relative high number of Polish (271 speakers), Gujarati (108 speakers), and Italian (180 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kankakee County, IL awarded 2,936 degrees. The student population of Kankakee County, IL is skewed towards females, with 948 male students and 1,988 female students. Most students in Kankakee County, IL are White (2,206 and 75.1%), followed by Black or African American (338 and 11.5%), Hispanic or Latino (170 and 5.79%), and Unknown (125 and 4.26%). The largest universities in Kankakee County, IL by number of graduates are Olivet Nazarene University (1,556 and 53%), Kankakee Community College (1,042 and 35.5%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley (338 and 11.5%). The most popular majors in Kankakee County, IL are Registered Nursing (308 and 10.5%), General Business Administration & Management (70 and 2.38%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (48 and 1.63%). The median tuition costs in Kankakee County, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $32,950 and $32,950 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kankakee County, IL is $138,900, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $138,700 to $138,900, a 0.14% increase. The homeownership rate of Kankakee County, IL is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kankakee County, IL have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kankakee County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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