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Kankakee township, IL map Land area: 17.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population: 28,029 (98% urban, 2% rural)
Males: 13,440  (48.0%)
Females: 14,589  (52.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 26,479 (15,132 owner occupied, 11,347 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

43%
State:

33%


Races in Kankakee township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 50.5%
  • Black: 38.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 33.1
Median age of females: 35.2

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Average household size: 2.58

Kankakee township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.25

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,393 ($31,353 in 1999)
This township:

$38,393
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $556 (lower quartile is $426, upper quartile is $663)
Here:

$556
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $115,786 (it was $75,100 in 2000)
Kankakee township:

$115,786
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,787 - $147,329

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $136,230
Here:

$136,230
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $103,988
Here:

$103,988
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $164,700
Here:

$164,700
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $67,633
Here:

$67,633
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $108,510
Here:

$108,510
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $22,716
Here:

$22,716
State:

$35,670
Population density: 1563 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

20.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

9.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Kankakee.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kankakee township: Kankakee Township Fire Protection District Station 2 (A), Kankakee Township Fire Protection District Station 1 (B), Snider's Nursery (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,859 (31% naturalized citizens)

Kankakee township:  6.6%
State:  12.3%

54% of Kankakee township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% 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: 20927
  • Northeast: 454
  • Midwest: 1482
  • South: 2880
  • West: 464

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $62,100

Kankakee township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Kankakee township, Illinois:

  • 676 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 395 people in nursing homes
  • 149 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 140 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 112 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 22 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,086
  • One, attached: 173
  • Two: 1,107
  • 3 or 4: 876
  • 5 to 9: 520
  • 10 to 19: 408
  • 20 to 49: 153
  • 50 or more: 670
  • Mobile homes: 254

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,000


Housing units in Kankakee township with a mortgage: 3,375 (336 second mortgage, 399 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,791

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 63
  • 1990 to 1994: 194
  • 1980 to 1989: 423
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,731
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,742
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,989
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,892
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,213

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

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 169
  • 4 rooms: 773
  • 5 rooms: 1,508
  • 6 rooms: 1,372
  • 7 rooms: 988
  • 8 rooms: 399
  • 9 or more rooms: 477

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

  • 1 room: 140
  • 2 rooms: 424
  • 3 rooms: 1,060
  • 4 rooms: 1,250
  • 5 rooms: 803
  • 6 rooms: 491
  • 7 rooms: 214
  • 8 rooms: 131
  • 9 or more rooms: 57

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

  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 229
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,660
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,832
  • 4 bedrooms: 868
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 134

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kankakee township:

  • no bedroom: 203
  • 1 bedroom: 1,509
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,797
  • 3 bedrooms: 826
  • 4 bedrooms: 176
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 59

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

  • no vehicle: 369
  • 1 vehicle: 1,963
  • 2 vehicles: 2,465
  • 3 vehicles: 697
  • 4 vehicles: 197
  • 5 or more vehicles: 49

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

  • no vehicle: 1,107
  • 1 vehicle: 2,506
  • 2 vehicles: 714
  • 3 vehicles: 193
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5 or more vehicles: 18

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Kankakee township:

  • German (13.2%)
  • Irish (5.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.5%)
  • United States or American (4.4%)
  • English (3.5%)
  • Italian (3.3%)
  • Polish (2.7%)

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

  • Mexico (78%)
  • Thailand (5%)
  • India (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Laos (2%)
  • Other Western Africa (1%)
  • Iraq (1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,181 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,801 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 109 (1%)
  • Railroad: 45 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 82 (1%)
  • Walked: 336 (3%)
  • Other means: 203 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 258 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Kankakee township, Illinois:

  • 676 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 395 people in nursing homes
  • 149 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 140 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 112 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 22 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in religious group quarters

89.0% of residents of Kankakee township speak English at home.
8.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,598
  • In family households: 22,146 (3,932 male householders, 2,615 female householders)
    4,075 spouses, 8,702 children (8,193 natural, 150 adopted, 359 stepchildren), 786 grandchildren, 482 brothers or sisters, 201 parents, 570 other relatives, 783 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,452 (1,576 male householders (1,273 living alone)), 2,228 female householders (1,983 living alone)), 648 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,554 (1,314 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,411 2-persons, 1,514 3-persons, 1,261 4-persons, 778 5-persons, 306 6-persons, 277 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 3,256 1-person, 480 2-persons, 63 3-persons, 5 4-persons,

3,563 married couples with children.
3,271 single-parent households (488 men, 2,783 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 437
Here:

11.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 263
Here:

15.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 168
Here:

16.2%
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 Kankakee township:

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