Kankakee, IL

26,424 Population
14.8 square miles 1,781.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
1,781.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
58.2%
was 60.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.3%
was 9.9%
 
Percent Under 18
26.9%
was 28.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
13.8%
was 13.5%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
7.6
was 9.4
Ranked 38th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
32.7%
was 33.6%
 
Median Household Income
$33,931
was $32,402
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.7
47.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
14.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
718.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,895.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
10,864
was 10,880
 
Median Rent
$777
was $766
 
Total Building Permits
1
was 1
 
Occupied Housing Units
9,181
was 9,243
 
Homeownership Rate
49.7%
was 50.4%
 
Single Family Building Permits
1
was 1
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
723.9
was 729.1
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.7%
was 26.3%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.1
was 0.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
was 0.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.5%
was 97.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
76.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.9%
was 99.2%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
74.1%
was 76.4%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
12.3%
was 12.2%
 

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