Income/capita 43%
Household income 39%
Unemployment 59%
Income per capita$16,953$31,502$29,829
Median household income$33,931$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$46,787$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,916$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$22,105$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$21,237$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate7.4%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level32.7%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Kankakee is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Kankakee is 39% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Kankakee is 59% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Kankakee is 116% higher than the national average

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      Kankakee employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.2%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector28.5%1.5%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%4.5%
      Wholesale & retail services12.1%10.4%
      Public administration4.0%7.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.6%2.0%
      Education, health & social services13.1%40.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Limestone, IL1,562$74,91735%
      Bonfield, IL337$71,25029%
      Bourbonnais, IL18,607$67,23622%
      Herscher, IL1,462$66,83821%
      Chebanse, IL1,167$65,96219%
      Kankakee, IL26,424$33,93139%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lemon Grove, CA26,421$58,6946%
      Holbrook, NY26,435$97,59676%
      Batavia, IL26,413$89,93263%
      Medina, OH26,445$60,70610%
      Wakefield, MA26,399$90,91164%
      Kankakee, IL26,424$33,93139%
      Source: The Kankakee, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).