Will County, IL

689,529 Population
836.9 square miles 823.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
5.4%
was 5.3%
Ranked 4th Highest in IL
Population Density
823.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.9%
was 48.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.6%
was 11.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
25.7%
was 26.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
12.1%
was 11.7%
Ranked 19th Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.6
was 6
Ranked 17th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
7.0%
was 7.9%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$77,507
was $75,992
Ranked 5th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.2
41.5
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,103
Ranked 55th Highest in IL
Patents per 100,000
38
Ranked 14th Highest in IL

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.1
was 0.3
Ranked 16th Highest in IL
Violent Crimes per 100,000
18.5
was 22.3
Ranked 58th Highest in IL
Property Crimes per 100,000
147.5
was 166.2
Ranked 72nd Highest in IL

 Housing

Total Housing Units
241,817
was 240,820
Ranked 4th Highest in IL
Median Rent
$1,109
was $1,116
Ranked 3rd Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
977
was 1,085
 
Occupied Housing Units
228,068
was 224,646
 
Homeownership Rate
80.6%
was 79.6%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
955
was 711
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
288.9
was 287.7
Ranked 5th Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.8%
was 26.1%
Ranked 11th Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
22
was 374
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 3.0
Ranked 3rd Highest in IL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.1
was 4.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.4
was 1.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.7%
was 97.7%
Ranked 6th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.1%
Ranked 12th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.8%
was 99.3%
Ranked 17th Highest in IL

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.2%
was 90.4%
Ranked 12th Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.7%
was 33.3%
Ranked 8th Highest in IL

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