Essex township (Kankakee Cnty), Illinois 

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Population

1,399

+19.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

7.5%

Median Income

$59,286

Median Home Price

$184,200

Median Age

41.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.8 / 4.7

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Essex township (Kankakee Cnty), Illinois

Small town complex - Northeast Illinois, 55 miles south of Chicago. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Essex township (Kankakee County), while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Illinois
County: Kankakee County
Metro Area: Kankakee Metro Area
City: Essex township (Kankakee Cnty)
Zip Codes: 60935 60961
Cost of Living: -10.1% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 632 ft above sea level

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Essex township (Kankakee Cnty), IL Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Small-town atmosphere
Close to Chicago
Air quality
Cons
Entertainment
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Essex township (Kankakee Cnty) is 7.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Essex township (Kankakee Cnty) jobs have increased by 5.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Essex township (Kankakee Cnty)'s cost of living is 10.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Essex township (Kankakee Cnty)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Essex township (Kankakee County), while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Kankakee county remained very strongly Republican, 57.0% to 40.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Essex township (Kankakee Cnty)'s population is 1,399 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 19.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 39.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Essex township (Kankakee Cnty) is Real Estate: $184,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.0%.

SCHOOLS
Essex township (Kankakee Cnty) public schools spend $15,550 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Essex township (Kankakee Cnty). More Education



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Housing Market in Essex township (Kankakee Cnty)

It's a good time to buy in Essex township (Kankakee Cnty). Home Appreciation is up 9.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Essex township (Kankakee Cnty) is $184,200.
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ZIP CODES IN ESSEX TOWNSHIP (KANKAKEE CNTY), ILLINOIS
60935 60961

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