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Demographics

Demographic Information County: KANKAKEE

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2008 2010 2015 CLIMATE
City 13,280 13,927 16,000 18,206 18,631 18,569 Avg. Winter Temp 24.00 F
County 102,926 96,255 103,833 103,833 113,449 110,879 Avg. Summer Temp 72.50 F
Labor Market 0 0 52,664 56,256  55,825 55,490 Avg. Annual Rainfall 38.12 In
              Avg. Annual Snowfall 24.10 In

Economic Development Amenities Municipal Services

Local Government PRESIDENT / TRUSTEES / VI Municipal Zoning YES
Comprehensive Plan Yes - Rev. 2013 County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES Home Rule NO
w/ Design Standards   Public Library YES
Emergency 911 System YES Rescue Squad YES
Fire Insurance Class in city outside
  3 9
  Full Time Part Time Volunteer
Fire Department 9 20 28
Police Department 31 0 17

Commercial Services

General Waste Disposal YES Radio Stations 4
Special Waste Disposal YES TV Channels 0
Cable YES Newspapers 1 Daily/7 Weekly
Machine Shops 0, Distance to nearest 2 MI 3 KM
Tool & Die 0, Distance to nearest 2 MI 3 KM
Banks 10, Assets $262,702,200,000.00
Savings and Loans 1, Assets $0

Additional Economic Amenities

Competitive Communities Initiatives: YES
Stages: 1
Foreign Trade Zone: NO
Enterprise Zone: YES
Tax Increment Financing Dist: YES
Highways Serving Community: 2 Federal, 8 State
Interstates Serving Community: I-80, I-90, I-57, I-290, I-294, I-55
Nearest Interchange: YES
Distance: 1 MI 2 KM

Motor Freight Terminals: 2
Local Carriers: 30
Interstate Carriers: 19
Intrastate Carriers: 0
Package Delivery Service: YES
Commercial Bus Service: YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport: CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
Local: NO, Distance to nearest 50 MI 88 KM
Commercial Airlines: 50 Flights per day 2000
Nearest Public Airport: GREATER KANKAKEE AIRPORT
Local: NO, 8 MI 13 KM
Type of Surface: ASPHALT
Longest Runway: 5,979 FT 1,824 M
Runway Lighted: YES                   Fuel Available: YES
Charter Service Available: YES     Pvt Storage Available: YES
Pvt Maintenance Available: YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water: NO
Public Dock Local: NO
Distance: 35 MI, 56 KM

Travel Time (distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities) 

City Highway Miles Highway Km. Days by Rail Days by Truck
Atlanta 673 1,077 3 2
Chicago 57 91 1 1
Cleveland 400 640 3 1
Dallas 879 1,406 5 2
Denver 1,000 1,600 5 3
Detroit 325 520 3 1
Kansas City 527 843 1 1
Los Angeles 2,050 3,280 7 4
Memphis 487 779 1 1
Minneapolis 485 776 3 1
New Orleans 887 1,419 2 2
New York 840 1,344 5 2
St. Louis 277 443 1 1
Seattle 2,063 3,301 7 4

Railroad(s)
AMTRAK CANADIAN NAT'L/IL CENTRAL
NORFOLK SOUTHERN
UNION PACIFIC

Remarks: GREYHOUND SERVICE, DAILY BUS SERVICE, METRA IS 30 MILES AWAY.

Utilities

Water Water Supplier AQUA ILLINOIS
Water Source RIVER 

  Gallons/Day Liters/Day
Storage Capacity 7,800,000 29,640,000
Treatment Capacity 22,000,000 83,600,000
Average Daily Demand 12,000,000 45,600,000
Peak Daily Demand 17,300,000 65,740,000
Excess Capacity 4,700,000 17,860,000

 Waste Water Treatment Type of Sewage Treatment Plant: SECONDARY Process: ACTIVATED 

Treatment Capacity 25,000,000 95,000,000
Present Load 13,150,000 49,970,000
Excess Capacity 11,870,000 45,106,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications

Gas Supplier: NICOR
Electric Supplier: COM ED
Local Telephone Supplier: AT&T
Digital Switching YES
Fiber Optics YES
Long Distances Carriers

Health Facilities
Number of Hospitals in Community: 0
Total Number of Beds: 0
Dist to Nearest: 5 MI 8 KM
Clinic: YES Doctors in Community: 161
Dentists in Community: 50
Emergency Medical Treatment Local: NO
Distance to nearest 5 MI 8 KM

Education Facilities (in community) 

Type Number Teachers Enrollment
Elementary 5 122 2,080
Junior High 1 33 600
High School 1 120 2,140
Trade & Technical 1 20 776
Community College 1 70 4,061
Four-Yr College 0 0 0
University 1 125 4,521

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 21.0

Employment Major Employers In The Community

Employer Product/Service Employees Affiliation Year Established
RIVERSIDE HEALTHCARE HOSPITAL 2,100 1964
SHAPIRO DEV. CTR. STATE MENTAL HLTH FA . 1,288 1879
PROVENA ST. MARYS HOSPITAL 1,100 0
CSL BEHRING PHARMACEUTICALS 550 UFCW/ICWU 498C 1953
SEARS LOGISTIC SERVICES DISTRIBUTION CENTER 633 1990
COGNIS CORPORATION   415 0
KMART DISTRIBUTION CENTER DISTRIBUTION CENTER 601 1990
BAKER & TAYLOR BOOK DISTR. 640 0
CIGNA HEALTH CARE HEALTH CARE 900 0
ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES FLOOR MANUFACTURING 367  

 Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for KANKAKEE MSA
Annual Average for Year: 2016 
Total Labor Force: 54,834 
Unemployed: 3,534
Percentage: 6.46% 
Total Employed: 51,300
Manufacturing: 5.8% (2010)
Non-Manufacturing: 78.10% (2010)
Agriculture: 3.20% (2010)

Community Union Activity
Last Year Data Available 2011 
Labor Relations Board Elections
Number in Last 5 Years: 5 Number
 3 won by union
 2 won by company 
Work stoppage occurrences within last 5 years: 0
Number of employees involved: 0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the Econ Dev Reg 4 NE
 

Occupation Entry Top Occupation Entry Top
Accountant/Auditor $ 22.00 $ 42.25 Maintenance Mechanic $ 16.28 $ 28.75
Assembler-Electronic $ 9.94 $ 16.68 Office Clerk $ 9.94 $ 16.81
Assembler-Production $ 8.95 $ 16.21 Secretary $ 11.26 $ 19.03
Computer Operator $ 13.95 $ 26.21 Sheet Metal Worker $ 12.68 $ 21.21
Computer Programmer $ 23.97 $ 43.79 Ship-Recving Clerk $ 10.61 $ 17.35
Data Entry Operator $ 10.19 $ 16.55 Systems Analyst $ 24.72 $ 42.25
Drill or Punch Press $ 9.72 $ 16.95 Technician $ 15.91 $ 29.53
Engineer $ 22.65 $ 39.97 Tool & Die Maker $ 16.62 $ 29.39
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner $ 9.08 $ 14.60 Warehouse Worker $ 10.45 $ 16.69
Laborer $ 8.89 $ 25.95 Welder $ 12.42 $ 20.60
Machinist $ 12.13 $ 22.43 Word Processor $ 12.77 $ 20.10
Economic Characteristics
Median Household Income $71,365
Median Family Income $78,561
Per Capita Income $25,451
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.7
Educational Attainment
High School Graduate 27.7%
Some College, No Degree 26.9%
Associate Degree 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 15.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree 12.3%

Community Facilities (Available within 10 miles)

Motels/Hotels

15
 

Protestant Churches
 
137
 
Number of Rooms 951 Catholic Churches 12
Restaurants 200 Jewish Synagogues 1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room 800 Country Clubs
Health Clubs
2
7
 
Public Golf Courses 8 Public Swimming Pools 0
Public Tennis Courts 37    
Public Access to Lake/River YES    
Name of Lake/River KANKAKEE RIVER    
       

 Tax Structure
Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook County where commercial property is assessed at 38% and industrial property is assessed at 36%.

 

Total Property Tax Rates

Year 2017
City 0.4708%
County 1.1332%
School 6.0348%
Other(s) 1.3851%
Total 8.9573%

Total Sales Tax Rate 6.25%


Utility Tax On
Electricity 0.00%
Natural Gas 0.00%
Telephone 0.00%
Water 0.00%

Other Information
Zip Code(s): 60914
Rep Dist: 85
Senate Dist: 43
Congressional Dist: 15