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Population in 2012: 148,268 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.6%
Males: 72,759  (49.1%)
Females: 75,509  (50.9%)

Median resident age:  31.6 years
Illinois median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 60442, 60560.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,269 (it was $47,761 in 2000)
Joliet:

$61,269
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,049

Joliet city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $166,900 (it was $116,600 in 2000)
Joliet:

$166,900
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $196,020; Detached houses: $201,035; Townhouses or other attached units: $190,207; In 2-unit structures: $155,746; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $183,152; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,175; Mobile homes: $84,036

Median gross rent in 2012: $843.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 60421, 60431, 60432, 60433, 60435, 60436, 60586.

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  • White alone - 82,005 (55.9%)
  • Hispanic - 39,598 (27.0%)
  • Black alone - 19,577 (13.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2,837 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2,242 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 485 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 37 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Joliet: 101.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.1%), Irish (11.6%), Polish (7.6%), Italian (7.4%), English (3.6%), United States (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/25/1876

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 38.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,896 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Joliet:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Joliet city:

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

21,846 residents are foreign born (12.4% Latin America).

This city:  15.1%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 167 registered sex offenders living in Joliet, Illinois as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Joliet to the number of sex offenders is 888 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,463 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,744 (2.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (30.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rockdale, IL (1.3 miles ), Crest Hill, IL (1.5 miles ), Preston Heights, IL (1.8 miles ), Fairmont, IL (1.8 miles ), Crystal Lawns, IL (1.9 miles ), Ingalls Park, IL (2.0 miles ), Lockport, IL (2.2 miles ), Shorewood, IL (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1157 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 1998: 1482 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 1999: 1704 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2000: 1522 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2001: 1893 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2002: 1836 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2003: 1687 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2004: 1625 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2005: 2018 buildings, average cost: $162,600
  • 2006: 1520 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2007: 769 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2008: 244 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2010: 78 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2011: 92 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $200,200

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Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 88.11 W

Joliet nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): City of Champions, City of Steel, City of Stone

Daytime population change due to commuting: -11,561 (-7.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 23,935 (34.4%)

Area code: 815

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Crime rates in Joliet by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1357791114951211811
per 100,000 12.24.76.65.87.18.29.66.13.67.97.55.47.4
Rapes 59705555453343585147313030
per 100,000 55.565.951.845.535.524.629.539.136.331.121.120.320.2
Robberies 213209183183159145191161166142381392104
per 100,000 200.5196.8172.3151.5125.3107.9131.0108.5118.393.9259.4264.670.0
Assaults 49347740540533930938740036631612887361
per 100,000 464.1449.1381.3335.3267.1230.0265.4269.6260.8209.087.158.7243.1
Burglaries 1,020887851851823745882899812899958939954
per 100,000 960.3835.1801.2704.6648.3554.4604.9606.0578.6594.7652.2633.9642.5
Thefts 3,2573,1283,0253,0252,9463,3123,0162,9922,9132,8533,0922,7512,723
per 100,000 3066.22944.82847.82504.52320.82464.92068.52016.92075.91887.22104.91857.21834.0
Auto thefts 476387290290173171151172139126171174158
per 100,000 448.1364.3273.0240.1136.3127.3103.6115.999.183.3116.4117.5106.4
Arson 77657070636351592929255178
per 100,000 72.561.265.958.049.646.935.039.820.719.217.034.452.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 463.4431.0387.6340.9292.6271.2278.0271.5264.3242.8275.6254.9235.5

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Crime rate in Joliet detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 314 (247 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Illinois average:

2.76

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Joliet, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.3%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +27,211 (+34.4%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Joliet-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 140% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the Joliet city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Joliet-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from Joliet center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Will County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Arthur Schultz - Politician, Jimmy Chamberlin - Drummer, Ann Bannon - Writer, Robert Novak - Journalist and columnist, Edwin Way Teale - Conservationist, Charlie Adams (drummer) - Musician, George Mikan - (born 1924), basketball star, Tom Reed (politician) - Politician, Anthony Rapp - Actor, Audrey Totter - Actress.


Hospitals/medical centers in Joliet:

  • FMC - HOME DIALYSIS NETWORK INC. (Dialysis Facility, 95 129TH INFANTRY DRIVE)
  • SILVER CROSS RENAL CENTER WEST (Dialysis Facility, 1051 ESSINGTON ROAD SUITE 160)
  • SUN HEALTH INC (Dialysis Facility, 2121 ONEIDA ST SUITE 104)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE SERV. OF JO (Home Health Center, 310 NORTH HAMMES AVENUE, SUITE 301E)
  • MJM HEALTH AGENCY, INC (Home Health Center, 211 N HAMMES AVENUE)
  • NURSEFINDERS OF JOLIET (Home Health Center, 121 SPRINGFIELD AVE, UNIT D)
  • PEAK HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, 920 ESSINGTON ROAD)
  • PROVENA HOME CARE JOLIET (Home Health Center, 1060 ESSINGTON ROAD)
  • SILVER CROSS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1200 MAPLE ROAD)
  • VCP HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, 330 N MADISON ST, STE L15)
  • AUTUMN LAKE (Hospital, 3515 THEODORE STREET)
  • JOLIET AREA COMMUNITY HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 335 W JEFFERSON ST)
  • PRESENCE SAINT JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 333 N MADISON)
  • TRINITY LIVING CENTER #3 (Hospital, 3360 FRANCIS LANE)
  • FAIRVIEW CARE CENTER OF JOLIET (Nursing Home, 222 NORTH HAMMES)
  • HILLCREST HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 777 DRAPER)
  • JOLIET TERRACE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 2230 MCDONOUGH)
  • OUR LADY OF ANGELS RET HOME (Nursing Home, 1201 WYOMING AVENUE)
  • PROVENA VILLA FRANCISCAN (Nursing Home, 210 NORTH SPRINGFIELD AVENUE)
  • ROSEWOOD CARE CENTER OF JOLIET (Nursing Home, 3401 HENNEPIN DRIVE)
  • SALEM VILLAGE NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 1314 ROWELL AVENUE)
  • ST PATRICKS RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, 22 E CLINTON ST)
  • SUNNY HILL NURSING HOME OF WILL COUNTY (Nursing Home, 421 DORIS AVENUE)
  • SYMPHONY OF JOLIET (Nursing Home, 306 NORTH LARKIN AVENUE)
  • WOODSIDE NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, 777 N DRAPER AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Joliet, IL

Airports and heliports located in Joliet:


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Amtrak station:

JOLIET (50 E. JEFFERSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Joliet:

  • 19 miles: Braidwood 2 in Braidwood, IL.
  • 19 miles: Braidwood 1 in Braidwood, IL.

Local government website: www.ci.joliet.il.us

Colleges/Universities in Joliet:

  • Joliet Junior College (Full-time enrollment: 6,668; Location: 1215 Houbolt Rd; Public; Website: www.jjc.edu)
  • University of St Francis (FT enrollment: 1,552; Location: 500 N Wilcox St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stfrancis.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Joliet (FT enrollment: 93; Location: 2904 Colorado Ave.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regencybeauty.com)
  • Professionals Choice Hair Design Academy (FT enrollment: 28; Location: 2719 W Jefferson St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.pchairdesign.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Joliet:

  • Lewis University (about 6 miles; Romeoville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 16 miles; Palos Hills, IL; FT enrollment: 7,761)
  • North Central College (about 17 miles; Naperville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,416)
  • Benedictine University (about 17 miles; Lisle, IL; FT enrollment: 2,978)
  • Aurora University (about 20 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 2,502)
  • Midwestern University (about 22 miles; Downers Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • College of DuPage (about 22 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 10,591)

Public high schools in Joliet:

Private high schools in Joliet:

  • JOLIET CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 857; Location: 1200 N LARKIN AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • RIDGEWOOD BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 214; Location: 1968 HILLCREST RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GAH DILLARD HARRIS EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Students: 40; Location: 1550 PLAINFIELD RD; Grades: 8 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Joliet:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Joliet:

  • CATHEDRAL OF ST RAYMOND SCHOOL (Students: 534; Location: 608 N RAYNOR AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL THE APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 130 WOODLAWN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PATRICK GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 110 WILLOW AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JUDE SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 2204 MCDONOUGH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: 409 N SCOTT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY NATIVITY SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 702 N BROADWAY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY MAGDALENE (Students: 124; Location: 201 S BRIGGS ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: 1910 BLACK RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BOBBIE NOONANS CHILD CARE (Students: 87; Location: 2504 FAIRWAY DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FRANCISCAN LEARNING CENTER (Students: 79; Location: 1734 THEODORE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Joliet, map of school districts

Library in Joliet:

  • JOLIET PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,822,672; Location: 150 NORTH OTTAWA STREET; 702,080 books; 7,175 e-books; 21,716 audio materials; 7,554 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 495 print serial subscriptions; 10 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Plainfield School District also has schools within the city limits of Joliet. Also, some Joliet neighborhoods belong to the Plainfield park district. Other Joliet neighborhoods belong in the Troy School district
  • Joliet Catholic Academy, private High School. Enrollment is approx 945 students.
  • There are 40 students at the Guardian Angel School. Teacher at Guardian Angel School
  • New Joliet names: Bob Novak (columnist)-born 2/26/31 Mort Kondracke (news show host)-4/28/39 Lynne Thigpen (actress)-12/22/48 - 3/12/2003 Katherine Dunham (dance pioneer)-6/22/1909 - 5/21/2006 Lionel Richie (singer/composer) -6/20/49 Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger (motivational speaker) - 8/23/48 Lois Delander-> Miss America 1927 A. R. McAllister (founder high school band movement)-> died 1944
  • Lionel Richie went to Joliet East High School 1967

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Notable locations in Joliet: Woodruff Golf Course (A), Timber Ridge Business Park (B), Wedgewood Golf Course (C), Southfield Business Park (D), Rock Run Business Park (E), Oak Leaf Center Business Park (F), Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant (G), Joliet Country Club (H), Inwood Golf Club (I), Tower Hall (J), Saint Albert Hall (K), Marian Hall (L), Harold and Margaret Moser Performing Arts Center (M), Illinois Youth Correction Center (N), Joliet State Correctional Center (O), East Joliet Fire Protection District Station 1 (P), Joliet Fire Department Station 9 (Q), Joliet Fire Department Station 7 (R), Joliet Fire Department Station 3 (S), Joliet Fire Department Station 8 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: North Ridge Plaza Shopping Center (1), Gordon Shopping Center (2), Jefferson Plaza Shopping Center (3), West Side Shopping Center (4), Westgate Shopping Center (5), Joliet Mall Shopping Center (6), Jefferson Square Mall Shopping Center (7), Jackson Park Plaza Shopping Center (8), Caton Crossing Town Square Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Joliet include: Saint Judes Roman Catholic Church (A), Saint Bernards Roman Catholic Church (B), Saint Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (C), Saint Patricks Roman Catholic Church (D), Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church (E), Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (F), Church of Saint Anthony (G), Mount Olive Baptist Church (H), Second Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Moriah Cemetery (1), Saint Peters Lutheran Cemetery (2), Oakwood Cemetery (3), Saint Johns Cemetery (4), Saint Joseph Cemetery (5), Saint Patricks Cemetery (6), County Farm Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Joliet Junior College Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Spring Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Joliet include: Pilcher Park (1), Rivals Park (2), Saint Joseph Park (3), Birdheaven Park (4), Middle Rock Run County Forest Preserve (5), Rock Run County Forest Preserve (6), Desmond Field (7), Gottschlag Park (8), Forest Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Pilcher Park Nature Center (Nature Centers; Gougr Road & Route 30) (1), Haunted Trails Family Amusement Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1425 North Broadway Street) (2), Challenge Park Xtreme (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2903 Schweitzer Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Great Escapes Travel (103 Stadium Drive) (1), Hampton Inn Joliet/I-80- IL (1521 Riverboat Center Drive) (2), Bel-Air Motel (1103 Plainfield Road) (3), Hampton Inn Hotel (3555 Mall Loop Drive) (4), Elks Motel (Routes 55 & 52nd) (5), Fiveside Resort Hotel (4200 West Jefferson Street) (6), Fairfield Inn Joliet North (3239 Norman Avenue) (7), Chicago/Joliet I-55 North Super 8 Motel (3401 Mall Loop Dr) (8), Comfort Inn South (135 S Larkin Ave) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Will County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Pb  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.0. This is about average.
City:

33.0
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0155. This is significantly better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0155
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.201. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.640
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.37. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.37
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.0. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Joliet and their reported violations in the past:

CRYSTAL LAWNS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 1250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2000), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2005)
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
SPEEDWAY SUPERAMERICA EAMES RD (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-1998), St Intentional no-action (JAN-06-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (3 times from DEC-22-1997 to DEC-31-1997), St Intentional no-action (JAN-06-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
EASTMORELAND WTR SERVICE ASSN (Population served: 650, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-15-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH (110957) (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-10-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1998 and SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-1998), St Intentional no-action (OCT-14-1998)
MT OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CH (Population served: 353, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2003)
FAIR ACRES SUBDIVISION (Population served: 156, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 34 regular monitoring violations
MACIES AT HARBORSIDE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-23-2003), St Intentional no-action (FEB-26-2004)
CRISWELL COURT MHP (Population served: 146, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2003), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2003), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-1998), Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-1999)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-1998), Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-1998), Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2003), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2003)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2000)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-1998), Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1996 and APR-09-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-09-1998)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 196 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Joliet that have no violations reported:

  • WHITE FENCE FARM (Population served: 5000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST BERNARDS CHURCH (Population served: 2000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JUBILEE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 725, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TAQURRIA LILYS (Population served: 725, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMMEL WOODS NEW HAND PUMP (Population served: 725, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SEVEN ELEVEN (Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LORENZO ROAD FUEL STOP (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST PAUL MISSIONARY CHURCH (Address: PO BOX 3223, Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (25015) (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PLAINFIELD FISHING RESORT (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.6%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 12.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Joliet, IL

People in group quarters in Joliet in 2010:

  • 1,189 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 742 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 346 people in college/university student housing
  • 246 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 181 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 132 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 54 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Joliet in 2000:

  • 1,548 people in nursing homes
  • 1,327 people in state prisons
  • 384 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 328 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 307 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 279 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 159 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 37 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in other group homes

Joliet compared to Illinois state average:

Joliet, Illinois environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.


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Banks with most branches in Joliet (2011 data):

  • First Midwest Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Jefferson Branch, Essington & Caton Farm Banking Cente, Shorewood Route 59 Banking Center Br, Caton Farm Dominicks Branch, Scott Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Merchants and Manufacturers Bank: Essington Office, Briggs Office, Merchants And Manufacturers Bank. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $168.2 mil, Deposits: $140.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Merchants And Manufacturers Bank Corporation
  • First American Bank: Joliet Branch at 1818 West Jefferson Street, branch established on 1960/07/15; Louis Joliet Mall Branch at 3205 Mall Loop Drive, branch established on 1998/06/17. Info updated 2010/01/19: Bank assets: $2,710.6 mil, Deposits: $2,213.4 mil, headquarters in Elk Grove Village, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 50 total offices, Holding Company: First American Bank Corporation
  • TCF National Bank: Larkin/Theadore Jewel Branch #2222 at 1537 North Larkin Street, branch established on 1996/01/25; Jefferson Midland Jewel Branch #2220 at 1401 West Jefferson, branch established on 1996/01/25. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Hometown National Bank: Joliet Branch at 722 Essington Road, Suite A, branch established on 2006/01/30; Messenger Ser at 722 Essington Rd, Ste A, branch established on 2006/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $176.1 mil, Deposits: $158.5 mil, headquarters in La Salle, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Lasalle Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Illinois: Joliet-Merrycrest Branch at 2108 West Jefferson Street, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $376.2 mil, Deposits: $333.5 mil, headquarters in Lansing, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Lansing Bancorp, Inc.
  • PeopleFirst Bank: Peoplefirst Bank at 3100 Theodore Street, branch established on 2007/01/08. Info updated 2007/02/15: Bank assets: $110.7 mil, Deposits: $93.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • 10 other banks with 10 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Joliet, Illinois:

  • Super 8 Motel Joliet, 1730 Mcdonough St, Joliet, IL 60436 , Phone: (815) 725-8855, Fax: (815) 725-8855
  • Bel Aire Motel Of Joliet, 1103 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435 , Phone: (815) 723-8340
  • Red Roof Inn, 1750 Mcdonough St, Joliet, IL 60436 , Phone: (815) 741-2304, Fax: (815) 741-2330
  • Holiday Inn Express Joliet, 411 S Larkin Ave, Joliet, IL 60436 , Phone: (815) 729-2000, Fax: (815) 729-4231
  • Townhouse Motel, 832 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435 , Phone: (815) 727-4888, Fax: (815) 727-4890
  • Fenton's Motel, 2305 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435 , Phone: (815) 725-4110
  • Crown Inn, 2219 1/2 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435 , Phone: (815) 744-1220, Fax: (815) 744-3342
  • Plaza Hotel, 26 W Clinton St, Joliet, IL 60432 , Phone: (815) 726-6195
  • 16 other hotels and motels
All 24 fire-safe hotels and motels in Joliet, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Joliet travel time to work - commute


Joliet mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Joliet city (based on Will County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.87%
Here53.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents72.2%4.3%3.8%3.6%2.3%
Congregations16.4%7.2%8.8%6.8%5.2%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.1%1.8%1.1%0.9%8.1%
Congregations7.6%3.2%4.4%3.6%36.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 85
Here:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
Will County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 122
This county:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 286
Will County:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Will County:

7.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.3%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 36$201,589$67,1960$0
Other Government Administration 43$261,845$73,07339$53,413
Judicial and Legal 8$56,530$84,7950$0
Police Protection - Officers 300$1,970,788$78,8320$0
Police - Other 84$370,790$52,97058$70,529
Firefighters 212$1,397,986$79,1310$0
Fire - Other 4$17,898$53,6942$3,945
Streets and Highways 58$326,410$67,5330$0
Solid Waste Management 20$139,892$83,9355$6,270
Sewerage 42$241,669$69,0482$3,261
Housing and Community Development(Local) 30$184,661$73,8646$10,760
Water Supply 24$136,967$68,4840$0
Local Libraries 82$265,293$38,8230$0
Other and Unallocable 33$193,293$70,28814$31,098
Totals for Government 976$5,765,611$70,889126$179,276

Joliet government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $47,690,000 ($321.65)
    Regular Highways: $11,137,000 ($75.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $311,000 ($2.10)
    Central Staff Services: $150,000 ($1.01)
    Police Protection: $94,000 ($0.63)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,494,000 ($205.67)
    Financial Administration: $19,708,000 ($132.92)
    Regular Highways: $19,442,000 ($131.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,293,000 ($130.12)
    General - Other: $14,397,000 ($97.10)
    Water Utilities: $9,356,000 ($63.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,608,000 ($51.31)
    Sewerage: $7,562,000 ($51.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,333,000 ($49.46)
    Central Staff Services: $7,216,000 ($48.67)
    Libraries: $4,953,000 ($33.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,154,000 ($28.02)
    Parking Facilities: $883,000 ($5.96)
    General Public Buildings: $755,000 ($5.09)
    Health - Other: $160,000 ($1.08)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $52,051,000 ($351.06)
    Corporate Bonds: $11,801,000 ($79.59)
    Benefit Payments: $8,941,000 ($60.30)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $4,234,000 ($28.56)
    Withdrawals: $108,000 ($0.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,377,000 ($22.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $2,189,000 ($14.76)
    Police Protection: $1,369,000 ($9.23)
    Water Utilities: $521,000 ($3.51)
    Central Staff Services: $288,000 ($1.94)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $69,625,000 ($469.59)

Joliet government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,235,000 ($82.52)
    All Other: $7,015,000 ($47.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,208,000 ($28.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,957,000 ($26.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,716,000 ($18.32)
    Parking Facilities: $1,023,000 ($6.90)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $7,410,000 ($49.98)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $5,645,000 ($38.07)
    Local Employee Contribution: $3,288,000 ($22.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,358,000 ($15.90)
    All Other: $261,000 ($1.76)
    General Local Government Support: $254,000 ($1.71)
    Highways: $54,000 ($0.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,041,000 ($34.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,066,000 ($27.42)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,217,000 ($8.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,006,000 ($148.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $64,917,000 ($437.84)
    Highways: $3,840,000 ($25.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $500,000 ($3.37)
    All Other: $284,000 ($1.92)
  • Tax - Property: $26,383,000 ($177.94)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,918,000 ($107.36)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,975,000 ($47.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,726,000 ($31.87)
    Other License: $4,364,000 ($29.43)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,748,000 ($25.28)

Joliet government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,158,000 ($581.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,185,000 ($534.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,828,000 ($133.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,855,000 ($86.70)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,890,000 ($46.47)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,381,000 ($36.29)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,509,000 ($10.18)

Joliet government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $38,572,000 ($260.15)
    Total Federal Securities: $32,935,000 ($222.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $147,397,000 ($994.13)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,381,000 ($36.29)

9.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,797 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.19%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($149 average AGI)
Will County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  4.61% ($54,095 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  1.88% ($59,479)
from Kane County, IL  0.19% ($48,488)


6.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($54,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($193 average AGI)
Will County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  2.01% ($42,313 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  0.98% ($51,466)
to Grundy County, IL  0.39% ($49,596)

Strongest AM radio stations in Joliet:

  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WAGG (610 AM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJOL (1340 AM; 1 kW; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWHN (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JOLIET, IL; Owner: HAWKINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Joliet:

  • WCSF (88.7 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: COLLEGE OF ST. FRANCIS)
  • WJTW (93.5 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLLI-FM (96.7 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCCQ (98.3 FM; CREST HILL, IL; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF JOLIET, INC.)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLRA (88.1 FM; LOCKPORT, IL; Owner: LEWIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Joliet:

  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Joliet fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 122
Total length: 835 meters (2,740ft)
Total costs: $57,629,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,953,313
Total average daily truck traffic: 202,742

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 16
  • 1910-1919: 6
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 13
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 10
  • 1960-1969: 49
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 11
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Joliet, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Joliet)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 321 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Joliet, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 217 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Joliet)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Joliet)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 64 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 21 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED460$156,254251$127,4132,143$158,54172$57,4707$713,817135$102,5114$117,828
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$163,15520$153,343213$162,67012$41,7873$520,6679$123,2400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED79$149,01557$118,549723$158,18676$37,5751$218,93051$88,9861$84,690
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN47$150,83828$127,113422$162,53112$74,8780$019$106,7731$92,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$144,3099$144,110187$168,76410$90,5620$04$153,9450$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 27 tracts in Joliet, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 21 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED50$152,63750$178,3670$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$140,08123$178,3353$106,083
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$142,97421$171,2840$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$140,7055$188,7920$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$151,4473$190,1971$133,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 171
  • Hazardous Condition: 89
  • Service Call: 50
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Joliet


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Joliet, IL

Most common first names in Joliet, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,36580.4 years
John1,23975.1 years
Joseph84375.5 years
William67173.4 years
Robert62270.0 years
James56470.6 years
Frank51577.1 years
Margaret51280.1 years
George51075.9 years
Helen48880.8 years
Most common last names in Joliet, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson30878.1 years
Smith25674.3 years
Anderson16776.8 years
Williams16469.4 years
Jones14573.6 years
Brown14272.8 years
Davis10673.8 years
Miller9576.2 years
Wilson8373.0 years
Carlson8077.6 years
Businesses in Joliet, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Long John Silver's1
AT&T1Macy's1
Ace Hardware1Marriott2
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets3
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's9
Applebee's2Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's1Menards1
AutoZone4Motel 62
Bakers Square1Motherhood Maternity2
Baskin-Robbins3New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works1Nike9
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax2
Best Western1Old Country Buffet1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Burger King4Outback1
Burlington Coat Factory1Outback Steakhouse1
CVS3Pac Sun1
Carson Pirie Scott1Panda Express2
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread1
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza1
Charlotte Russe1Payless1
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Church's Chicken1Pier 1 Imports1
ColorTyme1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn2RadioShack3
Cracker Barrel1Ramada1
Cricket Wireless7Red Lobster1
Curves2Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen3Safeway1
Dennys1Sam's Club1
Discount Tire2Sears2
Domino's Pizza2Shoe Carnival1
Dunkin Donuts6Spencer Gifts1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel3
Express1Starbucks3
Famous Footwear1Steak 'n Shake2
Fashion Bug1Subway8
FedEx13Super 82
Finish Line1T-Mobile6
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T.G.I. Driday's1
Foot Locker1T.J.Maxx1
GNC1Taco Bell4
GameStop5Target1
Goodwill3The Athlete's Foot1
H&R Block3The Room Place1
Hobby Lobby1Torrid1
Holiday Inn2Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1U-Haul10
Hot Topic1U.S. Cellular4
IHOP1UPS21
JCPenney1Value City Furniture1
Jewel-Osco2Vans2
Jimmy John's2Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Vons1
KFC4Walgreens4
Kmart1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's3
Lane Bryant1White Castle2
Lane Furniture3Wingate1
LensCrafters1YMCA6
Little Caesars Pizza1
Browse common businesses in Joliet, IL


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  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment growth from 2000 to 2009 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment in 2009 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006 (population 50,000+)"
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  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 50,000+)"
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  • #15 (60560) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Total of 142 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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