Kankakee, Illinois 

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Population

26,036

-5.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

11.8%

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Best Places to Live in Kankakee, Illinois

Small town complex - Northeast Illinois, 55 miles south of Chicago. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Kankakee, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Kankakee, IL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Kankakee County
Metro Area: Kankakee Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Kankakee
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 632 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Kankakee is 11.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kankakee jobs have increased by 5.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kankakee's cost of living is 27.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Kankakee's Cost of Living

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

POPULATION
Kankakee's population is 26,036 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 5.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kankakee is Real Estate: $72,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.4%.

SCHOOLS
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. More Education



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Housing Market in Kankakee

It's a good time to buy in Kankakee. Home Appreciation is up 7.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Kankakee is $72,300.

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Reviews for Kankakee   5 Reviews
Kankakee is not a pleasant town... from a lifelong - 7/5/2011
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

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Can you spell twiglight zone? - 4/24/2011
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... - 4/24/2011
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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