Latest Data (2016)
Population 148,262
Nationwide Rank 174

Quick Facts

Joliet, Illinois is the 174th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Joliet, Illinois is a city.

Joliet, Illinois is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Joliet had its largest population ever.

Joliet, Illinois is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 78% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Joliet, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
164 Lakewood, Colorado 154,393 6.9%
165 Springfield, Massachusetts 154,074 1.4%
166 Pasadena, Texas 153,351 8.0%
167 Sunnyvale, California 152,771 15.8%
168 Macon-Bibb County, Georgia 152,555
169 Pomona, California 152,494 2.9%
170 Hollywood, Florida 151,998 8.8%
171 Kansas City, Kansas 151,709 3.3%
172 Escondido, California 151,613 12.8%
173 Clarksville, Tennessee 150,287 44.5%
174 Joliet, Illinois 148,262 36.9%
175 Rockford, Illinois 147,651 -2.7%
176 Torrance, California 147,195 6.4%
177 Naperville, Illinois 147,122 13.7%
178 Paterson, New Jersey 147,000 -1.5%
179 Savannah, Georgia 146,763 10.5%
180 Bridgeport, Connecticut 145,936 4.5%
181 Mesquite, Texas 143,736 14.9%
182 Killeen, Texas 143,400 59.0%
183 Syracuse, New York 143,378 -1.8%
184 McAllen, Texas 142,212 32.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
111 Aurora 201,110 39.1%
174 Joliet 148,262 36.9%
175 Rockford 147,651 -2.7%
177 Naperville 147,122 13.7%
241 Springfield 115,715 3.0%
244 Peoria 114,265 1.0%
256 Elgin 112,123 18.1%
367 Waukegan 88,182 -0.1%
381 Champaign 86,637 22.9%
404 Cicero 82,992 -2.9%
433 Bloomington 78,005 18.7%
460 Arlington Heights 75,525 -1.2%
463 Evanston 74,895 1.0%
467 Bolingbrook 74,518 30.8%
468 Schaumburg 74,446 -1.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 148,262 174
2015 147,861 176
2014 147,928 174
2013 147,806 169
2012 148,268 164
2011 147,919 162
2010 147,433 162
2009 147,648 159
2008 145,793 159
2007 143,158 162
2006 139,469 169
2005 133,022 175
2004 128,381 178
2003 123,134 186
2002 118,226 197
2001 112,922 205
2000 108,230 214
1990 78,585 283