Kankakee, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 27,491. Estimated population in 2021: 26,642 (-3.1% change)
Males: 13,161 (47.9%), Females: 14,330 (52.1%)

Kankakee County

Zip codes: 60901.

Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $30,469
Median house value: $73,400

Races in Kankakee:

  • White Non-Hispanic (47.8%)
  • Black (41.1%)
  • Hispanic (9.3%)
  • Other race (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (14.0%), Irish (7.7%), French (6.5%), English (4.2%), United States (3.3%), Italian (3.1%).

Elevation: 663 feet

Land area: 12.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kankakee

  • High school or higher: 68.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kankakee city

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

6.7% Foreign born (5.4% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -559 (-2.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Kankakee:

  • RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER (350 N WALL ST)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (500 W COURT ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kankakee:

  • IROQUOIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; WATSEKA, IL)
  • ST JAMES HOSP & HLTH CTR-OLYMPIA FLDS (about 31 miles; OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL)
  • SILVER CROSS HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; JOLIET, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kankakee:

  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 47 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 47 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 59 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kankakee:

  • KANKAKEE (about 4 miles; KANKAKEE, IL; Abbreviation: 3KK)
  • GREATER KANKAKEE (about 5 miles; KANKAKEE, IL; Abbreviation: IKK)
  • SANGER (about 22 miles; MONEE, IL; Abbreviation: C56)
Amtrak station:
KANKAKEE (199 S. EAST AVE.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, public transit connection.
College/University in Kankakee:

  • KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,711; Location: PO BOX 888; Public; Website: www.kcc.cc.il.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kankakee:

  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,191)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 33 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,523)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 35 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,361)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 36 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 38 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,599)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,974)
Public high schools in Kankakee:

  • KANKAKEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,230; Location: 1200 W JEFFERY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PROEGLER SCHOOL (Students: 388; Location: 710 N CHICAGO AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • I KAN REGIONAL ALTERNATVE ATT CTR (Students: 40; Location: 1 STEWART DR; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high schools in Kankakee:

  • BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 491; Location: 550 BROOKMONT BLVD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • GRACE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 248; Location: 2499 WALDRON RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • KANKAKEE TRINITY ACADEMY (Students: 95; Location: 410 S SMALL AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Kankakee:

  • KANKAKEE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 873; Location: 2250 E CRESTWOOD ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • LIMESTONE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 698; Location: 963 N 5000 W RD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • JOHN KENNEDY MIDDLE GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 658; Location: 1550 W CALISTA ST; Grades: 03 – 06)
  • KING MIDDLE GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 518; Location: 1440 E COURT STREET; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • TAFT PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 1155 W HAWKINS ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • MARK TWAIN PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: 2250 E COURT ST; Grades: PK – 03)
  • STEUBEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 520 S WILDWOOD AVE; Grades: KG – 03)
  • EDISON PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 1991 E MAPLE ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • LAFAYETTE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 369 N FIFTH AVE; Grades: KG – 03)
  • LINCOLN CLTRL CTR-MONTESSORI ELEM (Students: 234; Location: 240 WARREN AVE; Grades: KG – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Kankakee:

  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 1580 BUTTERFIELD TRAIL; Grades: PK – 8)
  • STS PATRICK AND TERESA SCHOOL (Students: 227; Location: 366 E HICKORY STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARTIN OF TOURS (Students: 173; Location: 907 S 9TH; Grades: PK – 8)
Libraries in Kankakee:

  • KANKAKEE P.L. (Operating income: $452,767; Location: 304 S. INDIANA AVENUE; 108,031 books; 1,477 audio materials; 1,213 video materials; 214 serial subscriptions)
  • LIMESTONE TWP. LIB. (Operating income: $407,189; Location: 4709 W. RT. 17; 5,654 books; 153 audio materials; 321 video materials; 1 serial subscriptions)

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