Will County, Illinois Population 2020

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
White505,66973.42%
Black or African American77,22411.21%
Some Other Race46,6716.78%
Asian36,7615.34%
Two or More Races20,2632.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,8920.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2170.03%

Will County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2020

Will County, Illinois Median Age

37.6


Total

36.5


Male

38.7


Female

Will County, Illinois Adults

There are 511,536 adults, (83,650 of whom are seniors) in Will County, Illinois.

Will County, Illinois Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Will County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

346,881

50.37%

Male

341,816

49.63%

Will County, Illinois Households and Families

Will County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Will County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.2%8.8%
All81%19%
Male68%32%
Non Family67.8%32.2%
Female60.9%39.1%

81.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All227,8482.9881
Married136,4213.5391.2
Non Family56,0591.2167.8
Female25,5203.6560.9
Male9,8483.6868

3.49

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Will County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,6514.16%
9th to 12th Grade22,1014.93%
High School Graduate119,76926.72%
Some College98,16121.90%
Associates Degree37,3518.33%
Bachelors Degree97,64621.78%
Graduate Degree54,58312.18%

Will County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White307,966294,130112,959
Hispanic61,68641,6578,576
Black49,07344,27112,949
Other Race25,31615,4402,121
Asian24,72023,10916,251
Multiple Races6,5205,6591,854
Native American1,144921175
Islander13110413

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,295$61,845$36,424
Less Than High School$26,548$33,161$18,837
High School Grad$35,586$48,512$25,210
Some College$42,713$58,736$31,874
Bachelors Degree$63,305$82,734$48,792
Graduate Degree$78,627$101,162$64,617

$49,295

Average Earnings

$61,845

Average Male

$36,424

Average Female

Will County, Illinois Language

Will County, Illinois Language by Age

Will County, Illinois Language

79.94% of Will County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 20.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.28% of the population.

Will County, Illinois Poverty

Will County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White437,89419,8334.53%
Hispanic116,09514,10712.15%
Black73,2989,83813.42%
Other46,3435,29411.42%
Asian36,5822,1635.91%
Multiple19,8272,12110.70%
Native1,8341407.63%
Islander2172712.44%

7.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.05%

Male Poverty Rate

7.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Will County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Will County, Illinois is Black, with 13.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Will County, Illinois is White, with 4.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.91%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.36%
High School8.13%
Some College4.82%
Bachelors or Greater2.27%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.56%
Male Unemployed12.94%
Female Employed4.13%
Male Employed2.61%

Will County, Illinois Income

Will County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$83,504$102,746
Families$97,733$115,724
Married Families$110,267$128,814
Non Families$44,548$57,592

Will County, Illinois Marital Status

Will County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

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 45-54.

Will County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Will County, Illinois Veterans

30,191

Number of Veterans

28,214

Male Veterans

1,977

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,880
First Gulf War5,329
Second Gulf War4,245
Korea2,465
World War II1,197

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White24,9006.49%
Black4,0757.02%
Hispanic1,8982.50%
Other4781.52%
2 or More3714.13%
Asian2650.97%
Indian906.47%
Hawaiian127.10%

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Education

4.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Will County, Illinois Employment Status

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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

73.39%

Born in Illinois

87.90%

Native Born

12.10%

Foreign Born

5.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.90% of Will County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 73.39% having been born in Illinois. 5.41% 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