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Will County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2014: 685,419 (96% urban, 4% rural); it was 502,266 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 153,193
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 34,232
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 139,411
Renter-occupied apartments: 37,831 (it was 28,131 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%

Land area: 837 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 819 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Will County: 101.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.5%), Educational, health and social services (14.3%), Manufacturing (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Will County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.0%)
  • Asian alone (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 340,459  (49.7%)
Females: 344,960  (50.3%)
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Will County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Will County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $75,992 ($62,238 in 1999)

This county:

$75,992
Illinois:

$59,588

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $956 (lower quartile is $719, upper quartile is $1,320)
This county:

$956
State:

$811


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $213,700 (it was $152,200 in 2000)
Will:

$213,700
Illinois:

$180,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $149,200 - $313,700

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $256,775
Here:

$256,775
State:

$243,209

Townhouses or other attached units: $168,722
Here:

$168,722
State:

$218,951

In 2-unit structures: $164,320
Here:

$164,320
State:

$241,787

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,009
Here:

$169,009
State:

$265,773

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $139,254
Here:

$139,254
State:

$280,416

Mobile homes: $64,188
Here:

$64,188
State:

$52,981
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,798
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $712

Institutionalized population: 6,353
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Health of residents in Will County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
78.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 206 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 6478 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2001: 7047 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2002: 7966 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2003: 8661 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2004: 7603 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2005: 8036 buildings, average cost: $201,400
  • 2006: 5547 buildings, average cost: $220,900
  • 2007: 2782 buildings, average cost: $240,400
  • 2008: 1152 buildings, average cost: $243,000
  • 2009: 466 buildings, average cost: $234,200
  • 2010: 492 buildings, average cost: $243,400
  • 2011: 526 buildings, average cost: $242,800
  • 2012: 711 buildings, average cost: $260,400
  • 2013: 955 buildings, average cost: $266,100
  • 2014: 1045 buildings, average cost: $269,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $5,897 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $4,962 (2.5%)

Will County household income distribution in 2009 Will County home values distribution Will County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.9%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.2% for American Indian residents, 16.8% for other race residents, 12.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.9%
Will County:

7.9%
Illinois:

13.6%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.3% for American Indian residents, 16.8% for other race residents, 12.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Will County is $802 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $901 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1102 a month.

Cities in this county include: Joliet, Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Romeoville, New Lenox, Goodings Grove, Lockport, Mokena, Crest Hill, Plainfield.

Will County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Will County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Will County: Glen D Palmer State Game Farm (A), Cedar Ridge Primitive Campground (B), Fox View Picnic Area (C), Tall Oaks Picnic Area (D), Tukaway Farm (E), Head of the Grove (F), Oswego Fire Protection District Station 4 (G), Bristol - Kendall Fire Protection District Station 2 (H), Joliet Fire Department Station 10 (I), Bristol - Kendall Fire Protection District Station 3 (J), Little Rock Fox Fire Department Station 2 Millbrook (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Marina Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Will County include: Oswego Prairie United Methodist Church (A), Plattville Lutheran Church (B), Emanuel Church (C), Helmar Lutheran Church (D), Landmark Missionary Baptist Church (E), Valley Baptist Church (F), Plano Christian Church (G), New Life Assembly Church (H), Lynwood Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wormley Cemetery (1), West Lisbon Lutheran Cemetery (2), Sandy Bluff Cemetery (3), Plattville Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (4), Pavillion Cemetery (5), Oswego Township Cemetery (6), Cross Lutheran Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Plano (A), Loon Lake (B), Beaver Lake (C), Milhurst Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Morgan Creek (A), Clear Creek (B), Big Rock Creek (C), East Aux Sable Creek (D), Ackleys Run (E), Middle Aux Sable Creek (F), West Aux Sable Creek (G), Little Slough Creek (H), Rob Roy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Will County include: Klatt Field (1), Maramech Woods Nature Preserve (2), Millhurst Fen Nature Preserve (3), Yorkville Prairie Nature Preserve (4), Houses Grove Forest Preserve (5), Maramach Forest Preserve (6), Augusta Lake Park (7), Silver Springs State Park (8), Violet Patch Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Humboldt County, California , Cook County , Modoc County, California , Orange County, New York , Lucas County, Ohio , Ulster County, New York .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 26,437
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 35,715 (43% naturalized citizens)

Will County:

7.1%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 7,847
  • 1990 to 1994: 6,345
  • 1985 to 1989: 4,511
  • 1980 to 1984: 3,597
  • 1975 to 1979: 3,452
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,817
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,062
  • 1965 to 1969: 5,084
Note: State values scaled to Will County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.4%

Will County marital status for males Will County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 132,832
  • One, attached: 15,018
  • Two: 4,959
  • 3 or 4: 5,006
  • 5 to 9: 3,743
  • 10 to 19: 4,966
  • 20 or more: 5,775
  • Mobile homes: 3,169
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 56

Housing units in Will County with a mortgage: 103,097 (10,127 second mortgage, 15,769 home equity loan, 392 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 24,083

Here:

81.1% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Will County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic212,25239
Evangelical Protestant46,404188
Mainline Protestant31,31373
Other12,57420
Black Protestant7,42616
Orthodox1,5366
None366,055-
Will County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 85
Will County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
This county:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 122
Will County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 286
This county:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Will County:

7.7%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Will County:

26.3%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Will County:

Average size of farms: 320 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $99,062
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $312.18
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.60%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $98,100
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 92.30%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $101,114
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.57
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 16.74%
Corn for grain: 114430 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5910 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 112650 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,523 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Tornado activity:

Will County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 3823667.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 30 fatalities and 358 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Will County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.9 miles away from Will County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 187.4 miles away from the county center
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 45.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 211.3 miles away from Will County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 203.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 17, 2013 to November 18, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4157: November 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4157, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 13, 2008 to October 05, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1800: October 03, 2008, FEMA Id: 1800, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 20, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1729: September 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1729, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 20, 2004 to April 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1513: April 23, 2004, FEMA Id: 1513, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3161: January 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 3161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3134: January 08, 1999, FEMA Id: 3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Illinois Flooding, Incident Period: July 17, 1996 to August 07, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1129: July 25, 1996, FEMA Id: 1129, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Will County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (45%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • India (5%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Italy (3%)
  • Canada (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Will County (%):

  • German (18%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • Italian (10%)
  • English (4%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Will County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 200,514 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 20,075 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,024 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 42 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 366 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8,336 (3%)
  • Taxi: 64 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 70 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 271 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,727 (1%)
  • Other means: 1,363 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 7,035 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Will County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 4,218 people in state prisons
  • 2,385 people in nursing homes
  • 1,226 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 384 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 374 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 307 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 279 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 170 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 117 people in other group homes
  • 115 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 61 people in religious group quarters
  • 19 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Will County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 3,160 people in state prisons
  • 2,098 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,507 people in college/university student housing
  • 742 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 246 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 227 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 195 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 132 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 94 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 92 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,896.

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Illinois average:

4.45%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Will County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

3.78% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($36,280 average AGI)
1.15% relocated from other states ($13,064 average AGI)
Will County:

1.15%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  2.09% ($47,918 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  0.84% ($51,756)
from Grundy County, IL  0.18% ($39,127)
from Kendall County, IL  0.13% ($47,164)
from Kane County, IL  0.12% ($41,712)
from Kankakee County, IL  0.09% ($39,411)
from Lake County, IN  0.07% ($41,424)


5.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Illinois average:

4.96%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($498 average AGI)
Will County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

3.72% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($29,253 average AGI)
1.76% relocated to other states ($19,233 average AGI)
Will County:

1.76%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  1.80% ($40,173 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  0.87% ($47,958)
to Grundy County, IL  0.20% ($42,112)
to Kendall County, IL  0.19% ($54,509)
to Kane County, IL  0.14% ($55,474)
to Kankakee County, IL  0.12% ($38,997)
to Lake County, IN  0.10% ($37,932)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Will County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Will County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Will County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Will County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Will County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 64,981 (55,012 aged, 9,969 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 13,738 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Will County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,720)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4,253)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4,080)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,972)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,882)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,543)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,465)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,121)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,098)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,097)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.33
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,404
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 112
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,330

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,478
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 544
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 34.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 21.9
  • Other - 12.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 85.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 33.7
  • Suffocation - 22.1
  • Poisoning - 20.4
  • Other - 9.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 669,013
  • In family households: 605,765 (131,346 male householders, 42,716 female householders)
    139,545 spouses, 240,137 children (225,766 natural, 4,957 adopted, 9,414 stepchildren), 12,942 grandchildren, 6,329 brothers or sisters, 6,564 parents, 8,571 other relatives, 12,344 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 63,248 (24,614 male householders (18,887 living alone)), 26,580 female householders (22,892 living alone)), 12,054 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,547 (6,353 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 56,303 2-persons, 38,441 3-persons, 42,599 4-persons, 22,577 5-persons, 8,762 6-persons, 5,380 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 41,779 1-person, 7,878 2-persons, 908 3-persons, 368 4-persons, 126 5-persons, 81 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

117,661 married couples with children.
21,581 single-parent households (4,979 men, 16,602 women).

88.0% of residents of Will County speak English at home.
7.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,452,389,000 ($2,366 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $37,577,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $842,289,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $328,179,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,455,000
Federal grants: $173,491,000
Federal procurement contracts: $31,051,000 ($13,730,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $66,923,000 ($7,556,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $24,689,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $869,688,000
Federal Government insurance: $274,423,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 47,311
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 16,678
Here:

26 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +6,225
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +104,017
Here +162 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Will County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 41.57 millions of gallons per day (98% from ground, 2% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 680
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,244
  • 2000 to 2009: 61,909
  • 1990 to 1999: 52,889
  • 1980 to 1989: 23,938
  • 1970 to 1979: 35,038
  • 1960 to 1969: 18,469
  • 1950 to 1959: 18,393
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,014
  • 1939 or earlier: 19,246
Note: State values scaled to Will population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Will County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Will County population
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 437
  • 3 rooms: 2,122
  • 4 rooms: 8,246
  • 5 rooms: 22,908
  • 6 rooms: 30,954
  • 7 rooms: 27,691
  • 8 rooms: 23,094
  • 9+ rooms: 23,951
  • 1 room: 827
  • 2 rooms: 2,173
  • 3 rooms: 5,319
  • 4 rooms: 7,901
  • 5 rooms: 5,782
  • 6 rooms: 3,212
  • 7 rooms: 1,594
  • 8 rooms: 756
  • 9+ rooms: 567
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Will County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Will County population
  • no bedroom: 186
  • 1 bedroom: 2,074
  • 2 bedrooms: 21,702
  • 3 bedrooms: 68,808
  • 4 bedrooms: 39,953
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6,688
  • no bedroom: 1,190
  • 1 bedroom: 7,773
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,744
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,683
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,416
  • 5+ bedrooms: 325
Cars and other vehicles available in Will County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Will County population
  • no vehicle: 2,832
  • 1 vehicle: 28,753
  • 2 vehicles: 72,371
  • 3 vehicles: 25,907
  • 4 vehicles: 7,137
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,411
  • no vehicle: 3,841
  • 1 vehicle: 14,408
  • 2 vehicles: 7,831
  • 3 vehicles: 1,498
  • 4 vehicles: 375
  • 5+ vehicles: 178

55% of Will County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Illinois.

Will County:

55.0%
State average:

58.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 376,062
  • Northeast: 12,000
  • Midwest: 38,635
  • South: 27,930
  • West: 9,141

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $145,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Will County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (94.0%)
  • Electricity (3.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • Utility gas (72.3%)
  • Electricity (23.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,458
Here:

10.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,945
Here:

9.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,994
Here:

27.4%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Will County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $16,464,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,841,000
    Central Staff Services: $650,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $30,314,000
    Police Protection: $26,550,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,113,000
    Health - Other: $20,467,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,668,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,247,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,923,000
    Regular Highways: $6,788,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,113,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,046,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,978,000
    Financial Administration: $2,206,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,286,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $592,000
    Solid Waste Management: $512,000
    Parking Facilities: $226,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,751,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $3,808,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $4,909,000
    Regular Highways: $384,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $93,963,000

Will County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $45,713,000
    Regular Highways: $3,352,000
    Solid Waste Management: $746,000
    Parking Facilities: $420,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,656,000
    All Other: $1,617,000
    Highways: $563,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,394,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,631,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,363,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $30,753,000
    All Other: $18,155,000
    Highways: $9,312,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,855,000
    Public Welfare: $5,306,000
  • Tax - Property: $99,960,000
    Other License: $3,739,000
    Other Selective Sales: $43,000

Will County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $224,987,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,053,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $115,775,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,841,000

Will County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $254,977,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,674
  • Number of aged recipients: 719
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,955
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,206
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,342
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,126
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,399
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,773
Will County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Will County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 82 full 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 ORIGINATED3,027$184,1742,788$208,48822,763$212,385561$105,23719$1,847,789687$141,87985$157,882
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED203$177,182231$228,7231,936$218,18583$61,2537$380,42955$155,8732$235,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED533$186,486470$187,7875,987$219,981415$52,3283$214,000231$132,45033$71,485
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN292$177,390244$198,5783,316$212,99980$116,9501$405,00091$150,6704$73,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS133$179,15094$193,3191,424$213,38752$134,0770$035$156,5141$80,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 78 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED512$219,219455$246,4884$159,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED188$212,910271$239,87811$124,0001$152,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED109$199,954178$242,4102$173,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN35$197,42969$237,3042$151,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$296,16733$232,3642$213,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Will County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,44574.4 years
Mary2,41279.7 years
William1,61573.5 years
Robert1,49669.8 years
Joseph1,46975.1 years
James1,30470.3 years
Helen1,07980.5 years
George1,07675.7 years
Frank99277.2 years
Charles98473.3 years
Most common last names in Will County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson63876.7 years
Smith54575.0 years
Anderson35976.8 years
Brown30072.6 years
Jones28374.0 years
Williams27469.6 years
Miller26675.0 years
Davis22273.7 years
Nelson17674.5 years
Wilson17072.9 years
Businesses in Will County, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven21Knights Inn1
ALDI8Kohl's7
AMF Bowling1Kroger3
AT&T9LA Fitness3
Ace Hardware15La Quinta2
Advance Auto Parts8La-Z-Boy3
Aeropostale2Lane Bryant3
AmericInn1Lane Furniture6
American Eagle Outfitters2LensCrafters3
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza3
Applebee's4Long John Silver's4
Arby's4Lowe's2
Ashley Furniture2Macy's2
AutoZone9Marriott3
Avenue1Marshalls2
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets24
Bakers1Maurices2
Bakers Square1Mazda1
Bally Total Fitness1McDonald's35
Barnes & Noble2Meijer3
Baskin-Robbins17Men's Wearhouse4
Bath & Body Works3Menards5
Bed Bath & Beyond3Motel 62
Best Western3Motherhood Maternity3
Blockbuster8New Balance3
Brookstone1New York & Co2
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Nike36
Buffalo Wild Wings4Nissan2
Burger King19Office Depot1
CVS14OfficeMax7
Caribou Coffee1Old Country Buffet1
Carson Pirie Scott2Old Navy2
Casual Male XL2Olive Garden2
Catherines2Outback1
Charlotte Russe2Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet7Pac Sun2
Chipotle2Panda Express8
Chuck E. Cheese's2Panera Bread6
Church's Chicken1Papa John's Pizza3
Circle K12Payless9
Cold Stone Creamery4Penske7
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart5
ColorTyme2Pier 1 Imports2
Comfort Inn3Pizza Hut10
Costco2Plato's Closet1
Cracker Barrel3Popeyes3
Cricket Wireless17Quiznos7
Curves12RadioShack9
DHL5Ramada2
Dairy Queen12Red Lobster3
Decora Cabinetry2Red Robin2
Dennys3Red Roof Inn2
Discount Tire7Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza3SONIC Drive-In2
Dunkin Donuts32Safeway6
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club2
Express2Sears7
Extended Stay America1Sephora2
Famous Footwear4Shoe Carnival1
Fashion Bug3Spencer Gifts1
FedEx91Sprint Nextel19
Finish Line2Staples4
Firestone Complete Auto Care8Starbucks26
Foot Locker3Steak 'n Shake4
Ford6Subaru1
Forever 211Subway48
GNC9Super 85
GameStop13T-Mobile25
Goodwill4T.G.I. Driday's3
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&M1Taco Bell17
H&R Block20Target8
Hilton4The Athlete's Foot2
Hobby Lobby2The Room Place3
Holiday Inn4Torrid1
Hollister Co.1Toyota3
Home Depot6Toys"R"Us3
Honda2True Value2
Hot Topic1U-Haul33
Hyundai2U.S. Cellular12
IHOP3UPS109
IKEA1Value City Furniture1
J. Jill1Vans4
JCPenney3Verizon Wireless6
Jewel-Osco14Victoria's Secret3
Jimmy John's2Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Vons6
Johnny Rockets1Walgreens25
Jones New York5Walmart8
Journeys2Wendy's14
Just Tires3Wet Seal1
Justice2White Castle8
KFC14Wingate1
Kincaid3YMCA6
Kmart3

Will County on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"