StatisticKankakeeIllinoisNational
Population26,42412,671,821328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,76122891
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Kankakee is 672% 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
  • In Kankakee 0.93% of the population is Asian

Compare Kankakee, IL Demographics

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      Kankakee population breakdown by race

      RaceKankakeeIllinoisNational
      White53.92%72.14%73.35%
      Black39.41%14.30%12.63%
      Asian0.93%5.10%5.22%
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Kankakee age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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