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Kankakee, Illinois   Add Favorite    5 Reviews | Review This Place


-Small-town atmosphere
-Close to Chicago
-Air quality


-Low educational attainment
-Cost of living

What Bert Has To Say About Kankakee Metro Area

Kankakee and Bradley are adjacent and fairly typical small Illinois towns with brick buildings and abundant agricultural land. There are reputedly 600 antiques shops in the area. Kankakee is closer to Chicago’s industrial areas than its attractive ones.

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Quick Facts About Kankakee

    The unemployment rate in Kankakee is 8.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kankakee jobs have Increased by 0.20 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kankakee's cost of living is 19.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Kankakee's population is 26,676 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.26 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Kankakee is $76,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -6.57%.
    Kankakee public schools spend $13,327 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Kankakee.

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Kankakee is not a pleasant town... from a lifelong

Kankakee was always a blue-collar city. My father had a business, and now I carry it on. That's the only reason I live in Kankakee anymore. Forty years ago, the... (Read More)



Can you spell twiglight zone?

Honestly, quite depressing. The people are rude, the place is very unkept - not sure if they have a City Planner or if they really understand the concept. Even the... (Read More)



This is not a place to move to but wind up...

Moved here from AR 19 months ago. This is the most depressing area I've ever been to and I have been in almost all 50 States - big City and small (this includes all... (Read More)



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