Kankakee is a city located in Kankakee County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Kankakee County. With a 2020 population of 23,356, it is the 101st largest city in Illinois and the 1998th largest city in the United States. Kankakee is currently declining at a rate of -1.47% annually and its population has decreased by -2.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,052 in 2020. Spanning over 16 miles, Kankakee has a population density of 1,554 people per square mile.
The average household income in Kankakee is $52,452 with a poverty rate of 27.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $844 per month, and the median house value is $87,000. The median age in Kankakee is 35.4 years, 34.4 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kankakeewas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.46%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.62%.
79.64% of Kankakee residents speak only English, while 20.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.95% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Kankakee is Native, with 81.08% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Kankakee is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.89%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Kankakee
89.38% of Kankakee residents were born in the United States, with 73.00% having been born in Illinois. 6.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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