Will County, Illinois Population 2022

Will County, Illinois's estimated population is 689,525 with a growth rate of -0.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Will County, Illinois is the 5th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 678,824 and has seen a growth of 1.58% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
184010,1670.00%
185016,7036,53664.29%
186029,32112,61875.54%
187043,01313,69246.70%
188053,42210,40924.20%
189062,0078,58516.07%
190074,76412,75720.57%
191084,3719,60712.85%
192092,9118,54010.12%
1930110,73217,82119.18%
1940114,2103,4783.14%
1950134,33620,12617.62%
1960191,61757,28142.64%
1970249,49857,88130.21%
1980324,46074,96230.05%
1990357,31332,85310.13%
2010678,824321,51189.98%
2011680,8272,0030.30%
2012682,4771,6500.24%
2013683,7341,2570.18%
2014685,1581,4240.21%
2015685,8777190.10%
2016688,3282,4510.36%
2017690,4792,1510.31%
2018691,1496700.10%
2019690,743-406-0.06%
2020690,337-406-0.06%
2021689,931-406-0.06%
2022689,525-406-0.06%
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Will County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White496,73972.02%
Black or African American77,94511.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,5850.37%
Asian38,3325.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5390.08%
Some Other Race41,0275.95%
Two or More Races32,5374.72%
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Will County, Illinois Population by Race

Will County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2022

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Will County, Illinois Median Age

38.1


Total

37


Male

39.2


Female

Will County, Illinois Adults

There are 517,905 adults, (90,093 of whom are seniors) in Will County, Illinois.

Will County, Illinois Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Will County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

347,565

50.39%

Male

342,139

49.61%

Will County, Illinois Population by Age

Will County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Will County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.7%8.3%
All81.4%18.6%
Male70.3%29.7%
Non Family67.2%32.8%
Female61.7%38.3%

81.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Will County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All232,3952.9381.4
Married138,8503.4891.7
Male9,4463.5870.3
Female26,0603.5261.7
Non Family58,0391.2367.2

3.42

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

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Will County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,0423.75%
9th to 12th Grade21,4004.71%
High School Graduate119,79926.34%
Some College99,05621.78%
Associates Degree39,0638.59%
Bachelors Degree101,41222.30%
Graduate Degree57,01412.54%
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Will County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Will County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian26,12024,37117,846
White306,378293,439113,825
Black50,27246,03814,374
2+ Races13,81612,0023,654
Native American1,4521,170282
Hispanic65,48646,39210,097
Islander27926842
Other Race23,06814,3642,239

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.32%.

Will County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,343$63,273$39,155
Less Than 9th Grade$29,825$36,446$22,176
High School Graduate$37,350$50,696$26,261
Some College$45,258$60,675$34,121
Bachelors Degree$65,996$82,804$52,054
Graduate Degree$81,619$105,358$66,984

$51,343

Average Earnings

$63,273

Average Male

$39,155

Average Female

Will County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Will County, Illinois Language by Age

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Will County, Illinois Language

79.82% of Will County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 20.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.10% of the population.

Will County, Illinois Language

Will County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black74,28610,82214.57%
Hispanic120,79612,29910.18%
Multiple32,0082,9909.34%
Native2,5442058.06%
Islander529285.29%
White429,31020,0444.67%
Asian38,1391,6684.37%
Other3,790NaN%

6.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.86%

Male Poverty Rate

7.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Will County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Will County, Illinois is Black, with 14.57% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.11%.

Will County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.30%
High School7.85%
Some College5.33%
Bachelors or Greater2.48%

Will County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.24%
Male Unemployed13.40%
Female Employed4.30%
Female Unemployed19.60%

Will County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Will County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$90,800$109,755
Families$105,658$123,252
Married Families$118,233$136,883
Non Families$48,500$62,685
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Income by Household Type

Will County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Will County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Will County, Illinois 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.

Will County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Will County, Illinois Marital Status

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27,670

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War4,579
First Gulf War5,428
Vietnam10,280
Korea1,964
World War II869

Will County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,916
35 to 546,516
55 to 644,506
65 to 748,106
75+6,626

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White22,6625.94%
Black3,7366.33%
Native American623.47%
Asian3291.14%
Islander82.05%
Other Race4061.43%
2+ Races4672.61%
Hispanic1,8952.36%

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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4.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Will County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Will County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Will County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Will County, Illinois 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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73.50%

Born in Will County, Illinois

87.91%

Native Born

12.09%

Foreign Born

5.11%

Non Citizen

6.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.91% of Will County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 73.50% having been born in Illinois. 5.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Will County, Illinois Place of Birth

  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

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