Latest Data (2017)
Population 148,462
Nationwide Rank 175

Quick Facts

Joliet, Illinois is the 175th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Joliet, Illinois is a city.

Joliet, Illinois is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Joliet had its largest population ever.

Joliet, Illinois is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 74% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Joliet, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
165 Springfield, Massachusetts 154,758 1.8%
166 Sunnyvale, California 153,656 16.5%
167 Hollywood, Florida 153,627 9.9%
168 Pasadena, Texas 153,520 8.1%
169 Clarksville, Tennessee 153,205 47.3%
170 Pomona, California 152,939 3.2%
171 Kansas City, Kansas 152,938 4.1%
172 Macon-Bibb County, Georgia 152,663
173 Escondido, California 151,969 13.1%
174 Paterson, New Jersey 148,678 -0.4%
175 Joliet, Illinois 148,462 37.1%
176 Naperville, Illinois 147,682 14.1%
177 Rockford, Illinois 147,051 -3.1%
178 Torrance, California 146,758 6.1%
179 Bridgeport, Connecticut 146,579 4.9%
180 Savannah, Georgia 146,444 10.3%
181 Killeen, Texas 145,482 61.3%
182 Bellevue, Washington 144,444 28.4%
183 Mesquite, Texas 143,949 15.1%
184 Syracuse, New York 143,396 -1.8%
185 McAllen, Texas 142,696 33.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
115 Aurora 200,965 39.0%
175 Joliet 148,462 37.1%
176 Naperville 147,682 14.1%
177 Rockford 147,051 -3.1%
247 Springfield 114,868 2.3%
256 Peoria 112,883 -0.1%
258 Elgin 112,456 18.4%
377 Waukegan 87,729 -0.7%
379 Champaign 87,432 24.0%
409 Cicero 82,552 -3.4%
443 Bloomington 77,934 18.6%
467 Arlington Heights 75,634 -1.1%
469 Bolingbrook 75,201 32.0%
471 Evanston 74,756 0.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 148,462 175
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