Kankakee, Illinois Population 2021

26,026
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Kankakee Demographics

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

  • White: 51.70%
  • Black or African American: 41.33%
  • Other race: 4.44%
  • Two or more races: 1.47%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kankakee, Illinois is 26,026based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,023.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,537.

Kankakee, Illinois Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021109,680-91-0.08%
2020109,771-91-0.08%
2019109,862-91-0.08%
2018109,953-587-0.53%
2017110,540-540-0.49%
2016111,080-670-0.60%
2015111,750-133-0.12%
2014111,883-852-0.76%
2013112,735-239-0.21%
2012112,974-545-0.48%
2011113,5191010.09%
2010113,4180.00%

Kankakee Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,35451.70%
Black or African American10,67641.33%
Some Other Race1,1484.44%
Two or More Races3791.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1420.55%
Asian1310.51%
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Kankakee Population By Race

Kankakee Population Pyramid 2021

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Kankakee Median Age

35.4


Total

34.4


Male

36.3


Female

Kankakee Adults

There are 19,067 adults, (3,618 of whom are seniors) in Kankakee.

Kankakee Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Kankakee Sex Ratio

Mujer

13,266

51.36%

Masculino

12,564

48.64%

Kankakee Population by Age

Kankakee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kankakee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.5%23.5%
All47.6%52.4%
Masculino39.1%60.9%
Non Family34.8%65.2%
Mujer25.2%74.8%

47.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kankakee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0472.6647.6
Non Family3,5941.2134.8
Married3,1453.476.5
Mujer1,7914.0125.2
Masculino5173.5739.1

3.47

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Kankakee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6419.83%
9th to 12th Grade2,41014.44%
High School Graduate5,70434.17%
Some College3,52121.10%
Associates Degree1,1426.84%
Bachelors Degree1,3418.03%
Graduate Degree9325.58%
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Kankakee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kankakee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,6896,5401,586
Black6,2424,675583
Hispanic2,5121,24371
Other Race60615810
2+ Races1168116
Native American1075516
Asian90781

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 86.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.63%.

Kankakee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$29,941$31,526$26,050
Less Than 9th Grade$22,117$23,634$20,538
High School Graduate$24,646$27,195$21,508
Some College$31,824$40,319$29,732
Bachelors Degree$48,419$54,375$36,225
Graduate Degree$56,591$64,886$54,757

$29,941

Average Earnings

$31,526

Average Male

$26,050

Average Female

Kankakee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kankakee Language by Age

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Kankakee Language

81.94% of Kankakee residents speak only English, while 18.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.60% of the population.

Kankakee Language

Kankakee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,3064,38742.57%
White9,5141,44615.20%
Hispanic4,6631,23626.51%
Other1,14226423.12%
Multiple37010428.11%
Native14210271.83%

28.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.47%

Male Poverty Rate

31.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kankakee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kankakee is Native, with 71.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kankakee is White, with 15.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.95%.

Kankakee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.56%
High School22.99%
Some College18.24%
Bachelors or Greater7.91%

Kankakee Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed51.36%
Female Unemployed46.54%
Female Employed16.49%
Male Employed6.27%

Kankakee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kankakee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,894$52,452
Families$48,916$61,757
Married Families$66,091-
Non Families$22,318$34,588
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Income by Household Type

Kankakee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Kankakee Married by Age and Sex

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Kankakee Marriage

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

Kankakee Marital Status by Race

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Kankakee Marital Status

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1,219

Number of Veterans

1,134

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam371
First Gulf War225
Second Gulf War197
Korea128
World War II80

Kankakee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54315
75+292
55 to 64285
65 to 74259
18 to 3468

Kankakee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7767.34%
Black4105.59%
Hispanic321.05%
2+ Races239.47%
Native American107.04%

Kankakee Veterans by Race

Kankakee Veterans by Education

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12.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kankakee Veterans by Education

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55.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Kankakee Employment by Age

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Kankakee Employment by Race

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Kankakee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.04%

Born in Kankakee

90.86%

Native Born

9.14%

Foreign Born

6.12%

Non Citizen

3.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.86% of Kankakee residents were born in the United States, with 72.04% having been born in Illinois. 6.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kankakee Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,02610.00%
202026,02510.00%
201926,02410.00%
201826,023-109-0.42%
201726,132-193-0.73%
201626,325-223-0.84%
201526,548-255-0.95%
201426,803-279-1.03%
201327,082-242-0.89%
201227,324-183-0.67%
201127,507-14-0.05%
201027,521300.01%
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%

Kankakee Population by Year