Kankakee County is located in northeast Illinois. The County Seat is Kankakee and the largest city is Kankakee. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.kankakee.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 111,375 and the 2010 census population was 113,449. The land area is 676.56 square miles and there are 167.7 persons per square mile.
81.3% of the population is White, 15.4% is Black or African American, 9.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 86.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $145,900, there are 41,245 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,779, the median household income is $50,102, and 16.4% of the persons in Kankakee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 8,399. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,258,509, and sales per capita were $11,264. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.1%.
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