Kankakee, Illinois Population 2019

Kankakee, Illinois's estimated population is 26,052 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Kankakee, Illinois is the 86th largest city in Illinois based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1736.01 people/mi² (670.27 people/km²).

The overall median age is 35 years, 34.8 years for males, and 35.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.6 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 10,893 households in the city, with an average size of 2.68 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.3%, with a median rent of $786/month. The median house has 5.1 rooms, and has a value of $85,800.

The median income for households in Kankakee, Illinois is $35,601, while the mean household income is $47,938.

Kankakee Il Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kankakee Il was:

  • White: 53.49%
  • Black or African American: 39.36%
  • Other race: 3.20%
  • Two or more races: 1.93%
  • Asian: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0.90%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
LatLng(41.1200, -87.8611)
Rank in State86th
StateIllinois
CountyKankakee County
Time ZoneCentral Time Zone
Land Area (km²)38.87 (15.01 mi²)
Water Area (km²)1.24 (0.48 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID1738934
Density (km²)670.27
Density (mi²)1,736.01
Area Code(s)779 / 815
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201826,052-94-0.36%
201726,146-192-0.73%
201626,338-231-0.87%
201526,569-259-0.97%
201426,828-277-1.02%
201327,105-240-0.88%
201227,345-180-0.65%
201127,525-16-0.06%
201027,541500.02%
200027,491-84-0.03%
199027,575-2,058-0.72%
198029,633-1,311-0.43%
197030,9443,2781.13%
196027,6661,8100.68%
195025,8563,6151.52%
194022,2411,6210.76%
193020,6203,8672.10%
192016,7532,7671.82%
191013,9863910.28%
190013,5954,5704.18%
18909,0253,3744.79%
18805,6510.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018110,024-520-0.47%
2017110,544-530-0.48%
2016111,074-684-0.62%
2015111,758-149-0.13%
2014111,907-845-0.76%
2013112,752-228-0.20%
2012112,980-533-0.47%
2011113,513940.08%
2010113,4190.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White13,927
Black or African American10,248
Some Other Race832
Two or More Races503
Asian279
American Indian and Alaska Native234
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13

Kankakee Il Population Pyramid 2019

Kankakee Il Median Age

35


Total

34.8


Male

35.1


Female

Kankakee Il Adults

There are 19,233 adults, (3,621 of whom are seniors) in Kankakee Il.

Kankakee Il Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Kankakee Il Sex Ratio

Female

13,109

50.35%

Male

12,927

49.65%

Kankakee Il Households and Families

Kankakee Il Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kankakee Il Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.5%26.5%
All49.8%50.2%
Male48.6%51.4%
Non Family40.6%59.4%
Female29.6%70.4%

49.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0452.6849.8
Non Family3,6031.3240.6
Married3,0163.5473.5
Female1,8523.629.6
Male5743.648.6

3.44

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kankakee Il Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,86811.21%
9th to 12th Grade2,25113.51%
High School Graduate5,59333.58%
Some College3,99623.99%
Associates Degree9315.59%
Bachelors Degree1,1937.16%
Graduate Degree8254.95%

Kankakee Il Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,8386,6861,380
Black5,9024,458445
Hispanic2,4891,04473
Other Race512122
Asian21520189
Multiple Races1521008
Native American1326410
Islander131313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,522$28,995$24,031
Less Than High School$18,098$20,828$14,040
High School Grad$22,338$26,314$20,547
Some College$30,665$35,785$26,262
Bachelors Degree$45,560$53,819$36,689
Graduate Degree$45,721$46,068$45,167

$26,522

Average Earnings

$28,995

Average Male

$24,031

Average Female

Kankakee Il Language

Kankakee Il Language by Age

Kankakee Il Language

82.49% of Kankakee Il residents speak only English, while 17.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.85% of the population.

Kankakee Il Poverty

Kankakee Il Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,8424,57346.46%
White9,7381,86019.10%
Hispanic4,6571,34328.84%
Other82624029.06%
Native23421792.74%
Multiple50116833.53%
Asian279196.81%

32.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.27%

Male Poverty Rate

32.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kankakee Il

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kankakee Il is Native, with 92.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kankakee Il is Asian, with 6.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.18%
High School24.79%
Some College22.42%
Bachelors or Greater8.21%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed62.66%
Male Unemployed46.94%
Female Employed16.04%
Male Employed12.57%

Kankakee Il Income

Kankakee Il Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,601$47,938
Families$44,366$54,886
Married Families$60,847-
Non Families$23,505$34,469

Kankakee Il Marital Status

Kankakee Il Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kankakee Il Married by Age and Sex

Kankakee Il Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kankakee Il Marital Status by Race

Kankakee Il Veterans

1,618

Number of Veterans

1,399

Male Veterans

219

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam530
First Gulf War224
Second Gulf War163
Korea157
World War II97

Kankakee Il Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0849.84%
Black4957.08%
Hispanic300.96%
2 or More2410.08%
Asian83.72%
Indian74.00%

Kankakee Il Veterans by Education

15.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kankakee Il Employment Status

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

Kankakee Il Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.60%

Born in Illinois

90.33%

Native Born

9.67%

Foreign Born

7.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.33% of Kankakee Il residents were born in the United States, with 71.60% having been born in Illinois. 7.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.