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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Kankakee is 23,922. Kankakee, Illinois is the 1,629th largest city in the US.
Kankakee is located entirely in Kankakee County.
The peak population of Kankakee was in 1990, when its population was 27,972. In 1990, Kankakee was the 999th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,629th largest city in the US. Kankakee is currently 14.5% smaller than it was in 1990.
Kankakee has shrunk 13.4% since the year 2000. Kankakee, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Kankakee has a population density of 1,947.9 people per square mile.
|1626||Elmwood Park, Illinois||23,945||-5.6%|
|1630||South Elgin, Illinois||23,917||44.6%|
|1635||Palmetto Bay, Florida||23,820||0.0%|
The total voting age population of Kankakee, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 17,728. The voting age population is 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.0% of the residents of Kankakee are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Kankakee are 51.7% White, 41.3% Black, 4.4% Other, 1.5% Two or more races, 0.5% American Indian and 0.5% Asian. Additionally, 18.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Kankakee, 28.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 39.8%. On a per-household basis, 24.1% of families are below the poverty line in Kankakee.
Among those aged 16 and older, 55.7% of Kankakee residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 75.7% of Kankakee residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 13.6% have a bachelor's degree and 5.6% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Kankakee residents aged 5 and older, 18.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 16.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.4% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Kankakee is 6.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Kankakee, 18.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Kankakee is $37,894.
In Kankakee, 47.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 52.4% of housing units in Kankakee.
Of all the housing units in Kankakee, 36.5% of them were build before 1940.
In Kankakee, 2.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 280 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Kankakee is $820.
In Kankakee, 66.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.