Kankakee County, Illinois Population 2024

105,882

Kankakee County, Illinois's estimated 2024 population is 105,882 with a growth rate of -0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kankakee County, Illinois is the 18th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was 113,420 and has seen a growth of -6.65% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029105,592-58-0.05%
2028105,650-58-0.05%
2027105,708-58-0.05%
2026105,766-58-0.05%
2025105,824-58-0.05%
2024105,882-58-0.05%
2023105,940-58-0.05%
2022105,998-607-0.57%
2021106,605-659-0.61%
2020107,264-2,305-2.1%
2019109,569-294-0.27%
2018109,863-667-0.6%
2017110,530-536-0.48%
2016111,066-720-0.64%
2015111,786-130-0.12%
2014111,916-848-0.75%
2013112,764-231-0.2%
2012112,995-537-0.47%
2011113,5321120.1%
2010113,42000%
199096,255-6,671-6.48%
1980102,9265,6765.84%
197097,2505,1875.63%
196092,06318,53925.21%
195073,52412,64720.77%
194060,87710,78221.52%
193050,0955,15511.47%
192044,9404,18810.28%
191040,7523,5989.68%
190037,1548,42229.31%
189028,7323,68514.71%
188025,0476952.85%
187024,3528,94058.01%
186015,412-90,180-85.4%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.05% (-58)
County Website
Kankakee County
County Seat
2020 Population
107,264
Area
676 mi²
Density
157 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.29% (-1,382)
Founded
February 11, 1853

Kankakee County, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White81,21575.6%
Black or African American15,61414.54%
Two or more races5,7935.39%
Other race3,2553.03%
Asian1,0420.97%
Native American5020.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kankakee County, Illinois Population by Race

Kankakee County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2024

Kankakee County, Illinois Median Age

38.9

Total

37.7

Male

40.5

Female

Kankakee County, Illinois Adults

There are 82,772 adults, (18,495 of whom are seniors) in Kankakee County, Illinois.

Kankakee County, Illinois Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Kankakee County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female54,15850.42%
Male53,26349.58%

Kankakee County, Illinois Population by Age

Kankakee County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All40,5912.5368.131.9
Married18,7063.1586.813.2
Non Family14,4271.2253.146.9
Female5,1583.5247.952.1
Male2,3003.415545

3.14

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kankakee County, Illinois Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6573.69%
9th to 12th Grade4,5886.38%
High School Graduate25,34635.24%
Some College17,58724.45%
Associates Degree7,1399.92%
Bachelors Degree8,80612.24%
Graduate Degree5,8118.08%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Kankakee County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White53,92150,46911,972
Black9,5347,9711,166
Hispanic6,2284,249535
2+ Races2,5352,183664
Other Race2,0211,12670
Asian762590423
Native American21319732

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.6%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.51%.

Kankakee County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$46,082$55,730$37,516
Less Than 9th Grade$27,646$31,860$20,268
High School Graduate$37,379$49,486$28,114
Some College$44,642$57,055$35,773
Bachelors Degree$63,233$75,000$55,497
Graduate Degree$78,106$93,721$72,398

$46,082

Average Earnings

$55,730

Average Male

$37,516

Average Female

Kankakee County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kankakee County, Illinois Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kankakee County, Illinois Language

89.93% of Kankakee County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 10.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.55% of the population.

Kankakee County, Illinois Language

Kankakee County, Illinois Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White72,1406,0978.45%
Black14,9875,55237.05%
Hispanic12,0622,64321.91%
Other3,21467821.1%
Multiple5,6175469.72%
Asian98520.2%

14.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.84%

Male Poverty Rate

16.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kankakee County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kankakee County, Illinois is Black, with 37.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kankakee County, Illinois is Asian, with 0.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.02%.

Kankakee County, Illinois Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.55%
High School15.92%
Some College9.37%
Bachelors or Greater2.22%

Kankakee County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.23%
Male Unemployed31.13%
Female Employed7.16%
Male Employed4.41%

Kankakee County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kankakee County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$65,489$85,018
Families$83,359$101,060
Married Families$106,270$119,170
Non Families$38,735$51,549

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kankakee County, Illinois Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Kankakee County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kankakee County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kankakee County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kankakee County, Illinois Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,991

Number of Veterans

5,495

Male Veterans

496

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam2,131
First Gulf War1,032
Second Gulf War960
Korea397
World War II161

Kankakee County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+1,749
65 to 741,521
35 to 541,325
55 to 64792
18 to 34604

Kankakee County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4,9417.64%
Black9108.1%
Hispanic2012.54%
2+ Races601.88%
Other Race522.1%
Native American2810.57%

Kankakee County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Kankakee County, Illinois Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kankakee County, Illinois Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Kankakee County, Illinois Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kankakee County, Illinois Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kankakee County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.88%

Born in Kankakee County, Illinois

94.9%

Native Born

5.1%

Foreign Born

2.36%

Non Citizen

2.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.9% of Kankakee County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 79.88% having been born in Illinois. 2.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kankakee County, Illinois Place of Birth

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