What is the current population of Kankakee?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Kankakee is 26,024. Kankakee, Illinois is the 1,465th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Kankakee?

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 1,465th largest city in the US. Kankakee is currently 7.0% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Kankakee shrinking?

Kankakee has shrunk 5.8% since the year 2000. Kankakee, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 26,024 1,465
2018 26,052 1,455
2017 26,216 1,434
2016 26,445 1,409
2015 26,676 1,391
2014 26,860 1,380
2013 27,126 1,356
2012 27,349 1,331
2011 27,499 1,306
2010 27,537 1,294
2009 26,840 1,304
2008 26,778 1,293
2007 26,656 1,294
2006 26,571 1,281
2005 26,667 1,261
2004 26,921 1,240
2003 27,092 1,217
2002 27,300 1,198
2001 27,509 1,177
2000 27,634 1,159
1990 27,972 999

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1455 Paramus, New Jersey 26,264 1.9%
1456 Brawley, California 26,227 19.3%
1457 Alton, Illinois 26,208 -13.9%
1458 Auburn, New York 26,173 -8.1%
1459 Cliffside Park, New Jersey 26,133 13.6%
1460 Sebastian, Florida 26,118 60.8%
1461 Northport, Alabama 26,115 31.1%
1462 Twentynine Palms, California 26,073 -9.8%
1463 East St. Louis, Illinois 26,047 -17.4%
1464 Sachse, Texas 26,046 154.0%
1465 Kankakee, Illinois 26,024 -5.8%
1466 Haines City, Florida 26,009 78.7%
1467 Soledad, California 25,999 12.0%
1468 Superior, Wisconsin 25,977 -5.1%
1469 Conway, South Carolina 25,956 103.6%
1470 Medina, Ohio 25,956 2.6%
1471 Barberton, Ohio 25,953 -7.0%
1472 Asheboro, North Carolina 25,940 16.8%
1473 Mercer Island, Washington 25,894 17.3%
1474 Stevens Point, Wisconsin 25,880 2.8%
1475 Lebanon, Pennsylvania 25,879 5.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
768 Hoffman Estates 50,932 2.4%
797 Downers Grove 49,057 -1.2%
832 Glenview 47,308 9.5%
838 Elmhurst 46,746 8.4%
870 Plainfield 44,308 222.3%
871 Lombard 44,303 3.8%
904 DeKalb 42,847 9.3%
916 Urbana 42,214 11.5%
938 Moline 41,356 -5.9%
950 Belleville 40,897 -3.4%
956 Bartlett 40,647 10.3%
961 Buffalo Grove 40,494 -6.4%
974 Quincy 39,949 -1.8%
978 Crystal Lake 39,829 3.8%
981 Romeoville 39,746 79.9%
993 Streamwood 39,228 7.1%
996 Carol Stream 39,203 -3.1%
1010 Wheeling 38,646 6.5%
1034 Hanover Park 37,426 -2.2%
1038 Carpentersville 37,254 19.6%
1042 Rock Island 37,176 -6.2%
1050 Park Ridge 36,950 -2.2%
1061 Addison 36,482 0.1%
1075 Oswego 36,252 160.8%
1087 Calumet City 35,913 -7.9%
1159 Glendale Heights 33,617 5.0%
1167 Woodridge 33,432 7.3%
1180 Northbrook 32,958 -1.7%
1185 St. Charles 32,887 16.4%
1196 Elk Grove Village 32,400 -6.7%
1213 Pekin 32,045 -5.4%
1238 Mundelein 31,051 -0.2%
1245 Algonquin 30,897 32.8%
1261 Danville 30,479 -11.3%
1264 Gurnee 30,378 4.9%
1274 Galesburg 30,197 -10.4%
1297 North Chicago 29,615 -17.6%
1299 O'Fallon 29,583 32.8%
1301 Highland Park 29,515 -2.6%
1306 Chicago Heights 29,322 -10.5%
1323 Niles 28,938 -3.6%
1331 Lake in the Hills 28,634 18.9%
1342 Burbank 28,289 1.3%
1355 Granite City 28,158 -11.7%
1373 Glen Ellyn 27,714 1.7%
1383 Lansing 27,402 -3.2%
1392 Huntley 27,228 337.8%
1396 Oak Forest 27,173 -3.6%
1401 Round Lake Beach 27,100 3.6%
1403 Wilmette 27,089 -1.8%
1406 McHenry 27,061 24.0%
1420 New Lenox 26,926 46.5%
1424 West Chicago 26,816 12.2%
1440 Vernon Hills 26,521 30.1%
1444 Batavia 26,420 8.2%
1457 Alton 26,208 -13.9%
1463 East St. Louis 26,047 -17.4%
1465 Kankakee 26,024 -5.8%
1486 Lockport 25,615 63.0%
1506 Woodstock 25,240 24.2%
1508 Edwardsville 25,233 12.7%
1514 Belvidere 25,143 18.5%
1519 Carbondale 25,083 -4.4%
1539 South Elgin 24,755 49.7%
1542 Melrose Park 24,703 6.6%
1561 Homer Glen 24,472 9.0%
1564 Westmont 24,443 -1.8%
1568 Harvey 24,408 -18.5%
1571 Collinsville 24,395 -2.2%
1587 Elmwood Park 24,098 -5.0%
1606 Freeport 23,775 -9.9%
1625 Rolling Meadows 23,532 -4.5%
1627 Zion 23,487 2.1%
1636 Loves Park 23,371 14.9%
1637 Lisle 23,270 2.9%
1639 Maywood 23,158 -14.0%
1649 Blue Island 22,899 -2.3%
1658 Morton Grove 22,796 1.6%
1666 Machesney Park 22,677 9.0%
1673 East Peoria 22,546 -0.5%
1681 Roselle 22,463 -3.6%
1685 Dolton 22,348 -12.6%
1713 Geneva 21,809 10.2%
1715 Bloomingdale 21,779 0.0%
1726 Darien 21,628 -5.8%
1734 Villa Park 21,483 -3.7%
1748 South Holland 21,296 -4.2%
1758 Park Forest 21,210 -9.8%
1785 Grayslake 20,725 10.6%
1791 East Moline 20,645 -3.8%
1792 Yorkville 20,613 212.9%
1811 Crest Hill 20,376 49.3%
1823 Libertyville 20,205 -2.9%
1826 Mokena 20,159 36.7%
1834 Charleston 20,117 -4.9%
1862 Lake Zurich 19,877 7.1%
1875 Montgomery 19,638 250.4%
1887 Bourbonnais 19,462 26.7%
1889 Matteson 19,448 49.1%
1890 Lake Forest 19,446 -3.6%
1893 Frankfort 19,373 81.1%
1909 Evergreen Park 19,147 -7.9%
1935 Alsip 18,709 -5.0%
1938 Homewood 18,703 -4.2%
1942 Bellwood 18,672 -8.9%
1945 Deerfield 18,646 0.6%
1951 Jacksonville 18,603 -6.9%
1968 Sycamore 18,322 47.4%
1969 Brookfield 18,310 -3.9%
1987 Round Lake 18,100 200.2%
1989 Cary 18,067 15.8%
1990 Ottawa 18,063 -2.6%
1991 North Aurora 18,057 64.7%
1992 Bensenville 18,044 -12.9%
2031 Hinsdale 17,637 1.0%
2033 Franklin Park 17,627 -9.4%
2034 Mattoon 17,615 -3.3%
2044 Marion 17,520 8.0%
2048 Shorewood 17,509 116.0%
2058 Macomb 17,413 -5.6%
2060 Godfrey 17,400 3.5%
2067 Lemont 17,291 27.8%
2092 Palos Hills 17,060 -3.4%
2141 Washington 16,516 40.7%
2144 Country Club Hills 16,482 1.8%
2162 Fairview Heights 16,303 8.7%
2164 Morton 16,277 5.2%
2184 Westchester 16,117 -4.1%
2188 Bridgeview 16,096 4.9%
2215 Prospect Heights 15,887 -6.7%
2267 La Grange 15,322 -1.7%
2268 Bradley 15,314 17.6%
2284 Dixon 15,115 -5.5%
2291 Morris 15,053 25.1%
2322 Mount Vernon 14,723 -9.9%
2350 Sterling 14,463 -8.4%
2358 Midlothian 14,346 0.0%
2367 Lindenhurst 14,216 10.9%
2377 Antioch 14,175 57.0%
2381 Norridge 14,152 -2.8%
2417 Chicago Ridge 13,928 -1.2%
2424 Cahokia 13,880 -15.1%
2444 Hickory Hills 13,710 -1.4%
2445 Forest Park 13,704 -12.5%
2446 Beach Park 13,701 34.8%
2457 Wood Dale 13,607 0.0%
2461 Shiloh 13,586 56.1%
2462 Hazel Crest 13,565 -8.4%
2464 Lincoln 13,524 -11.9%
2466 Canton 13,506 -11.7%
2468 Wauconda 13,504 39.8%
2497 Western Springs 13,359 6.4%
2501 Swansea 13,350 21.3%
2506 Richton Park 13,292 5.7%
2511 Channahon 13,239 66.8%
2521 La Grange Park 13,178 -0.7%
2523 Warrenville 13,174 -1.3%
2533 Streator 13,113 -7.5%
2542 Riverdale 13,077 -13.0%

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