Joliet, Illinois 

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+2.2% since 2020

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Best Places to Live in Joliet, Illinois

Joliet, Illinois is a vibrant city located in the heart of Will County. Home to the world-famous Rialto Square Theatre and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, visitors can explore nature and culture at its finest when visiting Joliet. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and performance venues such as the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre. For entertainment, visitors can explore boutique shops and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Joliet has something for everyone! National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan.
State: Illinois
County: Will County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Joliet
Zip Codes: 60435 60586 60431
Cost of Living: -15.9% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


The unemployment rate in Joliet is 9.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Joliet jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Joliet's cost of living is 15.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Joliet's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Joliet, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Will county remained moderately Democratic, 53.1% to 44.8%. More Voting Stats

Joliet's population is 150,323 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 30.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Joliet is Real Estate: $199,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.4%.

Joliet public schools spend $10,723 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.2 students per teacher in Joliet. More Education

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Housing Market in Joliet

It's a good time to buy in Joliet. Home Appreciation is up 9.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Joliet is $199,600.
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Reviews for Joliet   7 Reviews
Great place to live !!!!!!!!!! Lived in Naperville for 30 years in that rat race ! Came herE bought a home reallll cheap and neighbors are great and taxes are low ! Lots... Read More

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joliet the town - 3/5/2014
its laid back mixed town people mind to them self.I like it at first I didn't but it grew on me anyway overall its a nice place to... Read More

Culture and Recreation - 6/13/2012
The West side of town above the Bluffs is filled with stately Victorian homes. Public gatherings on major holidays are... Read More

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