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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Kankakee County is located in Illinois with a population of 110,801. Living in Kankakee County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Kankakee County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Kankakee County and residents tend to lean conservative.
Population
110,801

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Kankakee County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    243
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    68.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    140.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    426.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,195.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Kankakee County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,542
National
$55,322

Kankakee County Reviews

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In the city of Kankakee, I really enjoyed the way the community came together during local events. I really felt the love and the relief while living in the Kankakee area!
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I very much enjoyed that I was raised with a roof over my head and was grateful for everything that I was able get out of Kankakee. My high school valedictorian said "Their is more life outside of Kankakee" so far I was able to take that life lesson and turn it into a reality and now im living in Marietta Ga, pursuing my education in Graphic Design.
What I DID like at one point and time about Kankakee was my childhood. Growing up in a small town where everyone knew everyone, it was like being in a town where it was a big family. NOW, it isn't anything like that. My hometown needs ALOT OF CHANGES. A lot of businesses have left the area, taking jobs away from the area. I would love to see Kankakee rebuild and become the town I remember from my childhood.