Will County, Illinois Population 2018

Will County, Illinois's estimated population is 692,661 with a growth rate of 1.06% 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
2017692,6617,2831.06%
2016685,378-4,353-0.63%
2016689,7312,8110.41%
2015686,9201,4280.21%
2014685,4921,6590.24%
2013683,8331,4040.21%
2012682,4291,8040.27%
2011680,6251,8270.27%
2010678,798321,48589.97%
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%

Will County, Illinois Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White508,499
Black or African American76,513
Some Other Race45,613
Asian35,170
Two or More Races17,968
American Indian and Alaska Native1,466
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander149

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Will County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Will County, Illinois Median Age

37


Total

36


Male

37.9


Female

Will County, Illinois Adults

There are 502,382 adults, (76,762 of which are seniors) in Will County, Illinois.

Will County, Illinois Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Will County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

344,956

50.33%

Male

340,422

49.67%

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%9%
All81.1%18.9%
Male71.9%28.1%
Non Family68%32%
Female59.3%40.7%

81.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Will County, Illinois Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All224,9593.0181.1
Married135,1963.5791
Non Family54,6331.2168
Female24,9863.659.3
Male10,1443.7171.9

3.51

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Will County, Illinois Households

Will County, Illinois Education

Will County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,9334.07%
9th to 12th Grade22,4695.10%
High School Graduate118,24526.86%
Some College97,74222.20%
Associates Degree36,5808.31%
Bachelors Degree94,75421.52%
Graduate Degree52,53111.93%

Will County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White307,345292,501109,664
Hispanic58,34839,0788,556
Black47,01542,47112,445
Other Race24,64114,8522,120
Asian23,22421,91315,352
Multiple Races5,4094,6681,496
Native American889723195
Islander55436

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 66.10%.

Will County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,312$57,031$34,650
Less Than High School$24,167$29,784$17,695
High School Grad$33,235$45,014$24,491
Some College$41,025$54,367$31,369
Bachelors Degree$58,697$76,189$44,699
Graduate Degree$75,110$97,315$61,187

$45,312

Average Earnings

$57,031

Average Male

$34,650

Average Female

Will County, Illinois Language

Will County, Illinois Language by Age

Will County, Illinois Language

80.37% of Will County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 19.63% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.75% of the population.

Will County, Illinois Poverty

Will County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White442,92721,4254.84%
Hispanic111,82815,96214.27%
Black72,69610,99515.12%
Other45,2616,79215.01%
Asian34,9712,3856.82%
Multiple17,6241,92710.93%
Native1,3981299.23%

7.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.63%

Male Poverty Rate

8.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Will County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Will County, Illinois is Black, with 15.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Will County, Illinois is White, with 4.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.03%.

Will County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.86%
High School8.24%
Some College5.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.74%

Will County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.09%
Male Unemployed14.41%
Female Employed3.99%
Male Employed3.01%

Will County, Illinois Income

Will County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$77,507$95,174
Families$90,541$106,809
Married Families$101,611$118,626
Non Families$41,289$54,194

Will County, Illinois Marital Status

Will County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Will County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Will County, Illinois Veterans

Will County, Illinois Veterans by War

31,953

Number of Veterans

30,032

Male Veterans

1,921

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam11,305
First Gulf War5,127
Second Gulf War3,499
Korea2,990
World War II1,765

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 748,798
35 to 547,888
75+7,017
55 to 645,928
18 to 342,322

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White26,4376.93%
Black4,1737.44%
Hispanic1,9302.69%
Other6071.99%
2 or More3614.74%
Asian2921.14%
Indian656.14%
Hawaiian1820.00%

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Education

3.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Will County, Illinois Employment Status

Will County, Illinois Employment by Age

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Will County, Illinois Employment by Race

Will County, Illinois Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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