Kankakee is a city located in Kankakee County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Kankakee County. With a 2020 population of 26,026, it is the 85th largest city in Illinois and the 1484th largest city in the United States . Kankakee is currently growing at a rate of 0.00% annually but its population has decreased by -5.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,537 in 2010. Kankakee reached it's highest population of 30,944 in 1970. Spanning over 16 miles, Kankakee has a population density of 1,732 people per square mile.
The average household income in Kankakee is $52,452 with a poverty rate of 28.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $820 per month, and the median house value is $88,500. The median age in Kankakee is 35.4 years, 34.4 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.