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Kankakee, Illinois

Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 27,491. It is the county seat of Kankakee County . It is one of two principal cities of and included in the "Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area", which is included in the larger "Chicago-Michigan City, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin Combined Statistical Area". Library service is provided by the Kankakee Public Library.

Kankakee Careers

Among the most common occupations in Kankakee are Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 23%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 20%; and Sales and office occupations, 20%. Approximately 72 percent of workers in Kankakee, Illinois work for companies, 15 percent work for the government and 3 percent are self-employed.

Kankakee Industries

The leading industries in Kankakee, Illinois are Educational, health and social services, 20%; Manufacturing, 14%; and Retail trade, 13%. Simply Hired's Kankakee job listings indicate that the following industries in Kankakee are hiring the most workers:

Kankakee Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Kankakee, Illinois is $26,911, and the median income of households in Kankakee was $30,469.

Average Salaries in Kankakee, IL

Kankakee, IL


According to our Kankakee Trends data, the number of Kankakee, Illinois jobs has increased by 12% since October 2013.
Kankakee job trends

Kankakee Employment Statistics

Population of Kankakee
Total population 27,491
Male 47.87%
Female 52.13%
Median age 32.3
Kankakee Housing
Owner-occupied homes 53.4%
Median cost of a home $73,400
Median mortgage payment $546
Renter-occupied homes 46.6%
Vacant housing 8.6%
Median monthly rent $491
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $30,894
Median for all female full-time $22,928
Household Income
Less than $10,000 14%
$10,000 to $14,999 11%
$15,000 to $24,999 17%
$25,000 to $34,999 14%
$35,000 to $49,999 17%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 6%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 13%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18%
High school graduate 30%
Some college, no degree 20%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 8%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 34%
Currently married 42%
Separated 3%
Widowed 9%
Divorced 12%
White 52%
Black or African American 42%
Asian 0%
Other 6%
Kankakee Commute
Carpool 17.3%
Public transportation 1.4%
Average travel time 23 minutes

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