Will County, Illinois Population 2019

Will County, Illinois's estimated population is 691,017 with a growth rate of 0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Will County, Illinois is the 4th largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018692,3101,2930.19%
2017691,0172,3690.34%
2016688,6482,5060.37%
2015686,1427730.11%
2014685,3691,4960.22%
2013683,8731,3380.20%
2012682,5351,7360.25%
2011680,7991,9810.29%
2010678,818321,50589.98%
1990357,31332,85310.13%
1980324,46074,96230.05%
1970249,49857,88130.21%
1960191,61757,28142.64%
1950134,33620,12617.62%
1940114,2103,4783.14%
1930110,73217,82119.18%
192092,9118,54010.12%
191084,3719,60712.85%
190074,76412,75720.57%
189062,0078,58516.07%
188053,42210,40924.20%
187043,01313,69246.70%
186029,32112,61875.54%
185016,7036,53664.29%
184010,1670.00%

How Many People Live in Will County, Illinois?

691,017

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White506,11173.59%
Black or African American77,19811.23%
Some Other Race48,1697.00%
Asian36,0115.24%
Two or More Races18,8072.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2520.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1790.03%

Will County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2019

Will County, Illinois Median Age

37.3


Total

36.3


Male

38.3


Female

Will County, Illinois Adults

There are 507,938 adults, (80,436 of whom are seniors) in Will County, Illinois.

Will County, Illinois Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Will County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

346,008

50.31%

Male

341,719

49.69%

Will County, Illinois Households and Families

Will County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Will County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.1%8.9%
All81.2%18.8%
Male71.1%28.9%
Non Family68.5%31.5%
Female60.4%39.6%

81.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All226,6682.9981.2
Married135,8333.5491.1
Non Family55,4741.2168.5
Female25,5813.6460.4
Male9,7803.8171.1

3.5

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Will County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,5294.16%
9th to 12th Grade22,2905.01%
High School Graduate119,49226.85%
Some College98,66322.17%
Associates Degree36,6568.24%
Bachelors Degree95,67921.50%
Graduate Degree53,65412.06%

Will County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White308,281293,996110,998
Hispanic60,01640,0278,119
Black48,21343,53112,863
Other Race25,76715,4272,042
Asian23,89122,51216,016
Multiple Races5,9625,1291,638
Native American783709162
Islander112859

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.37%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.04%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,826$59,948$35,439
Less Than High School$25,151$31,063$18,285
High School Grad$34,825$46,776$24,976
Some College$41,614$56,951$31,559
Bachelors Degree$60,719$78,095$46,128
Graduate Degree$78,306$101,375$63,386

$46,826

Average Earnings

$59,948

Average Male

$35,439

Average Female

Will County, Illinois Language

Will County, Illinois Language by Age

Will County, Illinois Language

80.04% of Will County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 19.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.13% of the population.

Will County, Illinois Poverty

Will County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White441,00221,2004.81%
Hispanic113,99115,25013.38%
Black73,06810,47414.33%
Other47,8066,39313.37%
Asian35,8262,0535.73%
Multiple18,4421,87510.17%
Native1,192998.31%
Islander179179.50%

7.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.31%

Male Poverty Rate

8.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Will County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Will County, Illinois is Black, with 14.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Will County, Illinois is White, with 4.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.63%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.80%
High School8.27%
Some College5.01%
Bachelors or Greater2.53%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.17%
Male Unemployed13.83%
Female Employed4.01%
Male Employed2.80%

Will County, Illinois Income

Will County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$80,782$98,610
Families$93,727$110,594
Married Families$105,535$123,064
Non Families$42,140$56,430

Will County, Illinois Marital Status

Will County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Will County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Will County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Will County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Will County, Illinois Veterans

30,786

Number of Veterans

28,773

Male Veterans

2,013

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11,034
First Gulf War5,123
Second Gulf War3,804
Korea2,816
World War II1,461
Age Group Veterans
65 to 748,682
35 to 547,361
75+6,974
55 to 645,538
18 to 342,231

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White25,6406.70%
Black3,8996.81%
Hispanic1,9112.59%
Other4851.51%
2 or More4074.89%
Asian2701.02%
Indian728.20%
Hawaiian139.22%

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Education

4.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Will County, Illinois Employment Status

68.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Will County, Illinois 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

73.30%

Born in Illinois

88.01%

Native Born

11.99%

Foreign Born

5.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.01% of Will County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 73.30% having been born in Illinois. 5.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Will County, Illinois

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Aurora 19794720111031631.60%
Joliet 1475331482627290.49%
Naperville 14210114712250213.53%
Bolingbrook 733577451811611.58%
Orland Park 566645886221983.88%
Tinley Park 568225683190.02%
Plainfield 398504293330837.74%
Romeoville3962139706850.21%
Oswego 3043134571414013.60%
Woodridge 32977334764991.51%
New Lenox243732621718447.57%
Lockport24888252313431.38%
Homer Glen 24232244812491.03%
Park Forest 2197921785-194-0.88%
Crest Hill20825211693441.65%
Mokena187622009713357.12%
Matteson 1902619097710.37%
Frankfort 177881885710696.01%
Shorewood155891694813598.72%
Lemont 16054168958415.24%
Channahon 1256012600400.32%
Minooka 10924112543303.02%
Sauk Village 1055310438-115-1.09%
Steger 95679456-111-1.16%
Crete 82528171-81-0.98%
Manhattan705175464957.02%
University Park 71197052-67-0.94%
Braidwood 62176157-60-0.97%
Wilmington57205691-29-0.51%
Coal City 55875434-153-2.74%
Monee51465077-69-1.34%
Beecher43594447882.02%
Peotone41424134-8-0.19%
Diamond 25272471-56-2.22%
Elwood22792256-23-1.01%
Rockdale19761941-35-1.77%
Braceville 792760-32-4.04%
Godley 6026959315.45%
Symerton878922.30%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990