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1.48% decline
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4.72% growth
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0.37% growth
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6.6% decline


The economy of Kankakee, IL employs 9,639 people. The economy of Kankakee, IL is specialized in Manufacturing; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.04; 1.42; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kankakee, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,903), Manufacturing (1,899), and Accommodation & Food Service (1,012), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,789), Educational Services ($34,350), and Finance & Insurance ($33,500).

Median household income in Kankakee, IL is $33,931. Males in Kankakee, 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, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kankakee, 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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The closest comparable data for the census place of Kankakee, IL is from the county of Kankakee County, IL.

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Kankakee, IL is home to a population of 26,424 people, from which 92.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kankakee, IL is composed of 10,404 Black residents (39.4%), 10,271 White residents (38.9%), 5,001 Hispanic residents (18.9%), 382 Two+ residents (1.45%), and 246 Asian residents (0.93%). The most common foreign languages in Kankakee, IL are Spanish (3,767 speakers), Chinese (66 speakers), and Tagalog (43 speakers), but compared to other places, Kankakee, IL has a relative high number of Hungarian (10 speakers), Spanish (3,767 speakers), and Polish (38 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kankakee, IL awarded 1,042 degrees. The student population of Kankakee, IL is skewed away from females, with 529 male students and 513 female students. Most students in Kankakee, IL are White (819 and 78.6%), followed by Black or African American (134 and 12.9%), Hispanic or Latino (61 and 5.85%), and Unknown (13 and 1.25%). The largest universities in Kankakee, IL by number of graduates are Kankakee Community College (1,042 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Kankakee, IL are Industrial Electronics Technology (76 and 7.29%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (72 and 6.91%), and Welding Technology (70 and 6.72%). The median tuition costs in Kankakee, IL are N/A 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.



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The median property value in Kankakee, IL is $87,800, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $94,000 to $87,800, a 6.6% increase. The homeownership rate of Kankakee, IL is 49.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kankakee, IL have an average commute time of 20.5 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.


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