Kankakee demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,76122291
Median age34.437.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%44%43%
Speak English83%77%79%
Speak Spanish16%13%13%
Kankakee, IL has a population of 26,424 and is the 1,628th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,761 per sq mi which is 692% higher than the Illinois average and 1843% higher than the national average. The median age in Kankakee is 34 which is approximately 8% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Kankakee, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 16% speak Spanish. 71% of Kankakee residents were born in Illinois, 18% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Kankakee is 692% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Kankakee is 8% lower than Illinois.
  • In Kankakee 53.92% of the population is White.
  • In Kankakee 39.41% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Kankakee 0.93% of the population is Asian.

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Kankakee population breakdown by race

Black or African American39.41%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.60%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.87%2.34%3.06%
Other race3.21%5.86%4.75%
In Kankakee, 18.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Kankakee, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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