Livability Score

62
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (0) F
Entertainment (4) F
Kankakee County Museum
Museum
Majestic Theatre
Theatre Arts
Paramount Theatre
Cinema
Meadowview Theater
Cinema
Exploration Station Children's Museum
Museum
Food and Drink (3) F
Poor Boy
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Long John Silver's
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
United Liquor
Alcohol
Wendy's
Fast Food
Fitness (0) F
Groceries (3) F
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Ultra Food
Grocery Store
Pearson Bakery
Bakery
Kankakee Natural Foods
Health Food
Parks (52) B
Gar Creek Prairie and Forest Preserve
Park
Kankakee Valley Park District
Park
Beckman Park
Park
Cobb Park
Park
Kensington Park
Park
River Road Park
Park
Splash Valley Aquatic Park
Park
Riverview Historic District
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Pierson Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Jeffers Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
McBroom Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Snow Memorial Park
Park
Shops (6) F
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Murphy USA
Convenience Store
Speedway
Convenience Store
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Speedway
Convenience Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Circle K
Convenience Store
Speedway
Convenience Store
Ramco Computer & Supplies
Electronics
Hairworks
Hairdresser
Nails
Beauty
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Embrace Consignment Botique
Clothing
Rent-A-Center
Furniture
Turk Furniture
Furniture
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 5.4% take public transportation in Kankakee.
Public Transit Stops (8)
Stops & Stations
B+
Kankakee Community College
Bus Stop
Kankakee
Bus Stop
Walmart
Bus Stop
Kankakee High School
Bus Stop
Kankakee
Transit Station
Chestnut & Schulyer
Bus Stop
Presence St. Mary's Hospital
Bus Stop
Riverside Medical Center
Bus Stop
Front & Bridge
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
5.4%
B
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Kankakee is 84/100 - which is 13% lower than Illinois.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime D-

Kankakee crime rates are 3,148 per 100k, which is 60% higher than Illinois
Property Crime
2,690 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
459 crimes per 100k
D-
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employment D-

The median income in Kankakee is $38,763 - which is 35% lower than Illinois.
Med. Household Income
$38,763
F
Unemployment Rate
4.7%
F
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (11)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Kankakee County Sheriff Headquarters
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Jaffe Drug
Pharmacy
Kankakee Fire Station #2
Fire Station
Kankakee Police Department
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Ascension Saint Mary's Hospital
Hospital
Riverside Medical Center
Hospital
Kankakee Fire Station 6
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Bradley Fire Department
Fire Station
Bradley Police Department
Police
Jaffe Drugs
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A-

Kankakee home prices are $87,000 - which is 50% lower than Illinois
Home Price
$87,000
F
Home Appreciation Rate
-1%
C
Home Affordability
2.2x (home price to income ratio)
A+
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schools F

The Kankakee graduation rate is 68% - which is 20% lower than Illinois
School Test Scores
22%
F
High School Grad. Rates
68%
F
Elementary Schools (12) F
Steuben Elementary School
Edison Primary School
Lincoln Cltrl Ctr-Montessori Elem
Kankakee Area Co-Op Day School
Grace Christian Academy
King Middle Grade School
Taft Primary School
Mark Twain Primary School
John Kennedy Middle Grade School
Kankakee Trinity Academy
Avis Huff Student Support Service
St Paul'S Lutheran School
Bradley East Elem School
Bradley Central Middle School
Bradley West Elem School
High Schools (6) F
I Kan Regional Alternatve Att Ctr
Salt School
Grace Christian Academy
Kankakee High School
Kankakee Trinity Academy
Avis Huff Student Support Service
Bradley-Bourbonnais C High School
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ratings C-

Kankakee has an overall rating of 60% from 4 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (3)
From AreaVibes
F
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Kankakee, IL A Historic River Town 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) The city of Kankakee, Illinois is a small town of about 27,000 in Northeast Illinois that surrounds the Kankakee River. The city has a long, storied history and is a great place to raise a family. It is approximately 60 miles south of Chicago which affords those that live there t ...Read More he ability to visit the big city with regularity.

The Kankakee River is the city's greatest landmark and runs directly through the city. The river features the Kankakee River Dam which supplies electricity to the city and surrounding communities. Fishing on the river is a pastime for many living in the area. Amtrak maintains a depot at Kankakee with daily service o and from Chicago.

Architecture is a focal point of the city's homes and buildings. The great architect Frank Lloyd Wright was the principal designer on two of Kankakee's historic homes. A coworker of Wright, Zachary Taylor Davis, was the principal on the building of the Kankakee County courthouse from 1909-1912. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Kankakee? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Gar Creek Prairie and Forest Preserve
Kankakee Valley Park District
Beckman Park
Cobb Park
Kensington Park
River Road Park
Splash Valley Aquatic Park
Riverview Historic District

Entertainment

Kankakee County Museum
Majestic Theatre
Paramount Theatre
Meadowview Theater
Exploration Station Children's Museum

Food & Drink

Poor Boy
McDonald's
McDonald's
Long John Silver's
Arby's
United Liquor
Wendy's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Kankakee? Of all people who commute, 5.4% take public transportation in Kankakee.
Drive to Work
76%

equal to the US average

Take Public Transit
5%

equal to the US average

Walk to Work
1%

1% lower than the US average

A Health & Safety

Is Kankakee a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Ascension Saint Mary's Hospital
Riverside Medical Center

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Jaffe Drug
Walgreens
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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