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Joliet township, IL map Land area: 33.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 86,468 (99% urban, 1% rural)
Males: 42,855  (49.6%)
Females: 43,613  (50.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 82,487 (52,758 owner occupied, 29,729 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

33%


Races in Joliet township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 50.5%
  • Black: 24.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 22.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 31.5
Median age of females: 33.2

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Average household size: 2.72

Joliet township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.35

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,677 ($39,383 in 1999)
This township:

$45,677
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $644 (lower quartile is $501, upper quartile is $852)
Here:

$644
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $141,654 (it was $91,200 in 2000)
Joliet township:

$141,654
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $114,800 - $183,133

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $149,120
Here:

$149,120
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $148,602
Here:

$148,602
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $123,732
Here:

$123,732
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $186,742
Here:

$186,742
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,211
Here:

$140,211
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $64,879
Here:

$64,879
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $46,626
Here:

$46,626
State:

$62,382
Population density: 2572 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

14.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

7.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Joliet, Ingalls Park, Preston Heights, Rockdale.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Joliet township: Plaines Station (A), Crown Trygg Industrial Park (B), Joliet Fire Department Station 4 (C), Caterpillar Fire Department (D), East Joliet Fire Protection District Station 3 (E), Med - Care Ambulance Service (F), Joliet Generating Station (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Joliet township include: Mount Zion Baptist Church (A), Maranatha Baptist Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Church of God of Prophecy (D), Faith Bible Church (E), First Church of the Nazarene (F), Primera Iglesia Bautista (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Cyrils Cemetery (1), Elmhurst Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Brandon Road Pool (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hickory Creek (A), Sugar Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Joliet township include: Sugar Creek County Forest Preserve (1), Lower Spring Creek County Forest Preserve (2), Zalor County Forest Preserve (3), Belmont Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 11,362 (26% naturalized citizens)

Joliet township:  13.1%
State:  12.3%

56% of Joliet township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 60883
  • Northeast: 808
  • Midwest: 3944
  • South: 7801
  • West: 1292

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $91,800

Joliet township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Joliet township, Illinois:

  • 1,458 people in nursing homes
  • 1,327 people in state prisons
  • 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
  • 163 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 38 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,560
  • One, attached: 1,036
  • Two: 3,282
  • 3 or 4: 1,997
  • 5 to 9: 1,210
  • 10 to 19: 1,723
  • 20 to 49: 845
  • 50 or more: 1,417
  • Mobile homes: 279
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,700


Housing units in Joliet township with a mortgage: 10,992 (1,259 second mortgage, 1,292 home equity loan, 33 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,690

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 263
  • 1995 to 1998: 564
  • 1990 to 1994: 650
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,358
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,664
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,309
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,020
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,412
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,117

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Joliet township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 142
  • 3 rooms: 719
  • 4 rooms: 2,514
  • 5 rooms: 5,327
  • 6 rooms: 4,648
  • 7 rooms: 2,991
  • 8 rooms: 1,259
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,274

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Joliet township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 404
  • 2 rooms: 1,295
  • 3 rooms: 2,214
  • 4 rooms: 3,050
  • 5 rooms: 2,291
  • 6 rooms: 1,370
  • 7 rooms: 547
  • 8 rooms: 176
  • 9 or more rooms: 155

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Joliet township:

  • no bedroom: 51
  • 1 bedroom: 865
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,959
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,734
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,599
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 672

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Joliet township:

  • no bedroom: 645
  • 1 bedroom: 3,577
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,628
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,039
  • 4 bedrooms: 492
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 121

Cars and other vehicles available in Joliet township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 936
  • 1 vehicle: 6,318
  • 2 vehicles: 7,781
  • 3 vehicles: 2,868
  • 4 vehicles: 714
  • 5 or more vehicles: 263

Cars and other vehicles available in Joliet township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2,126
  • 1 vehicle: 6,155
  • 2 vehicles: 2,604
  • 3 vehicles: 432
  • 4 vehicles: 146
  • 5 or more vehicles: 39

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Joliet township:

  • German (10.5%)
  • Irish (8.1%)
  • Italian (6.3%)
  • Polish (4.0%)
  • United States or American (3.3%)
  • English (3.0%)
  • Swedish (1.6%)

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

  • Mexico (84%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Yugoslavia (1%)
  • Poland (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Italy (1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 27,698 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 5,123 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 378 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 20 (0%)
  • Railroad: 350 (1%)
  • Taxi: 25 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 14 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 91 (0%)
  • Walked: 849 (2%)
  • Other means: 490 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 457 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Joliet township, Illinois:

  • 1,458 people in nursing homes
  • 1,327 people in state prisons
  • 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
  • 163 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 38 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other group homes

77.6% of residents of Joliet township speak English at home.
19.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 82,505
  • In family households: 70,191 (14,434 male householders, 5,859 female householders)
    14,142 spouses, 26,962 children (25,011 natural, 450 adopted, 1,501 stepchildren), 2,463 grandchildren, 1,345 brothers or sisters, 650 parents, 1,989 other relatives, 2,347 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,314 (4,572 male householders (3,536 living alone)), 5,574 female householders (4,946 living alone)), 2,168 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,998 (3,080 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,967 2-persons, 4,781 3-persons, 3,995 4-persons, 2,376 5-persons, 1,368 6-persons, 806 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 8,482 1-person, 1,417 2-persons, 125 3-persons, 85 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

13,095 married couples with children.
7,036 single-parent households (1,384 men, 5,652 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,606
Here:

15.4%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 466
Here:

11.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 949
Here:

28.3%
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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Joliet township:

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