Minooka, IL 

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+212.6% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

94.8 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.9 / 4.7

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Minooka, IL

Minooka, IL is a small village in northeastern Illinois known for its scenic lakefront and abundant recreational activities. The village center boasts a variety of unique shops and restaurants, perfect for exploring local culture. For those looking for some fun in the sun, Minooka offers plenty of water sports like boating, fishing, and swimming. Nearby trails provide a peaceful escape into nature, while nearby parks are great for barbecues and gatherings with friends. With something to offer everyone, Minooka is sure to please! National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan.
State: Illinois
County: Grundy County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Minooka
Zip Codes: 60447
Cost of Living: -5.2% 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 Minooka is 6.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Minooka jobs have decreased by 0.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Minooka's cost of living is 5.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Minooka's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Grundy county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 61.8% to 36.0%. More Voting Stats

Minooka's population is 12,412 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 20.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 34.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Minooka is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.4%.

Minooka public schools spend $9,155 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Minooka. More Education

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Housing Market in Minooka

It's a good time to buy in Minooka. Home Appreciation is up 9.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Minooka is .

Reviews for Minooka   3 Reviews
crime - 1/2/2010
minooka might not be ranked badly in property or whatever the other one is but a huge part of minooka is drugs. minooka is ranked as one of the highest drug abused... Read More

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My Town - 7/20/2009
Minooka, IL is a formally rural based, agricultural town, 54 miles southwest of Chicago. In the past 10 years, as housing costs have increased, the town has grown from... Read More

Little Minooka - 8/11/2007
Minooka, though slowly growing is still a small town with its little bustling shops and corn fields surrounding it. It has lost its little village atmosphere and has... Read More

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