Will County is located in northeast Illinois. The County Seat is Joliet and the largest city is Joliet. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.willcountyillinois.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 685,419 and the 2010 census population was 677,560. The land area is 836.91 square miles and there are 809.6 persons per square mile.
81% of the population is White, 11.6% is Black or African American, 16.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.1% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 90.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 32.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $219,400, there are 222,652 households, an average of 3.02 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,377, the median household income is $76,147, and 8% of the persons in Will County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 53,097. Retail sales (in $1000) were $6,841,452, and sales per capita were $10,211. The percentage of black-owned firms is 6.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.4%.
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