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Population (year 2000): 106,221. Estimated population in July 2005: 136,208 (+28.2% change)
Males: 52,623 (49.5%), Females: 53,598 (50.5%)

Will County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 31.0 years
Median household income: $47,761 (year 2000)
Median house value: $119,900 (year 2000)

Joliet, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Joliet:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.0%)
  • Hispanic (18.4%)
  • Black (18.2%)
  • Other race (9.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (18.0%), Irish (13.8%), Italian (8.7%), Polish (7.7%), English (4.6%), United States (2.8%).

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Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 38.1 square miles

Joliet,

For population 25 years and over in Joliet

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Joliet city

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

10.9% Foreign born (8.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +27,211 (+34.4%).



Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (36.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (1.8 miles Rockdale, Hill, IL (2.2 miles Crest Heights, IL (3.5 miles Preston IL (3.8 miles Fairmont, Lawns, IL (4.1 miles Crystal Park, IL (5.0 miles Ingalls IL Lockport, (5.7 miles IL Shorewood, (6.9 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 1081 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 1997: 1157 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 1998: 1482 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 1999: 1704 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2000: 1522 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2001: 1893 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2002: 1836 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2003: 1687 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2004: 1625 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2005: 2018 buildings, average cost: $162,600

Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 88.11 W

Area code: 815


Joliet, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.6%), Manufacturing (16.4%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -468 (-0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,817 (38.9%)


 

Crime in Joliet by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 13 7 5 7
    per 100,000 12.2 6.6 4.7 6.6
Rapes 59 55 70 55
    per 100,000 55.5 51.8 65.9 51.8
Robberies 213 183 209 183
    per 100,000 200.5 172.3 196.8 172.3
Assaults 493 405 477 405
    per 100,000 464.1 381.3 449.1 381.3
Burglaries 1,020 851 887 851
    per 100,000 960.3 801.2 835.1 801.2
Thefts 3,257 3,025 3,128 3,025
    per 100,000 3066.2 2847.8 2944.8 2847.8
Auto thefts 476 290 387 290
    per 100,000 448.1 273.0 364.3 273.0
413.2 347.1 385.3 347.1


Average climate in Joliet, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Joliet,

Joliet-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the Joliet city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: George Mikan - (born 1924), basketball star, Mike Alstott - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Dec 21, 1973), Scott Spiezio - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Seattle Mariners, born: Sep 21, 1972), Jeremy Fears - College basketball player (Ohio Bobcats), Kellen Easley - College basketball player (Missouri State Bears), Michael Thompson - College basketball player (Northwestern Wildcats), Ned Grabavoy - Major League Soccer player (Los Angeles, born: Jul 1, 1983), Nora Bayes - (1880-1928), singer, actress, Roger Powell Jr. - College basketball player (Illinois Fighting Illini), Terrance Chapman - College basketball player (Ball State Cardinals).


Hospitals/medical centers in Joliet:
  • PROVENA ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (333 N MADISON)
  • SILVER CROSS HOSPITAL (1200 MAPLE RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Joliet:
  • ROCK CREEK CENTER,THE (about 14 miles; LEMONT, IL)
  • LINDEN OAKS HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL)
  • RUSH COPLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; AURORA, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Joliet:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 31 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 34 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 50 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Joliet:
  • JOLIET REGIONAL (about 5 miles; JOLIET, IL; ID: JOT)
  • EMPRESS RIVER CASINO (about 5 miles; JOLIET, IL; ID: I01)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE, IL; ID: LOT)

Amtrak station:
JOLIET (50 E. JEFFERSON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.

Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in Joliet:
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 6,075; Location: 1215 HOUBOLT RD; Public; Website: www.jjc.cc.il.us)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (FT enrollment: 2,361; Location: 500 N WILCOX ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • PROFESSIONALS CHOICE HAIR DESIGN ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 27; Location: 2719 W JEFFERSON ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Joliet:
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,974)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 17 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,088)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; LISLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 23 miles; WHEATON, IL; FT enrollment: 2,684)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; FT enrollment: 7,610)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 24 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 15,545)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 28 miles; ELMHURST, IL; FT enrollment: 2,188)
Public high schools in Joliet:
  • JOLIET CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,736; Location: 201 E JEFFERSON ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • JOLIET WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,257; Location: 401 N LARKIN AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • JOLIET TWP HIGH SCH - ALTERNATE (Students: 76; Location: 110 COLLINS ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 68; Location: PO BOX 112; Grades: 12 - 12)
  • PREMIER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 51 W JACKSON ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Joliet:
  • JOLIET CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 782; Location: 1200 NORTH LARKIN AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • RIDGEWOOD BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 282; Location: 1968 HILLCREST ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 78; Location: 1801 MAPLE ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GUARDIAN ANGEL DAY TREATMENT (Students: 18; Location: 1550 PLAINFIELD RD; Grades: 7 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Joliet:
  • HUFFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,009; Location: 1125 N LARKIN AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SATOR SANCHEZ ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 953; Location: 1101 HARRISON; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GRAND PRAIRIE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 872; Location: 3100 CATON FARM RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GOMPERS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 843; Location: 1501 COPPERFIELD AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 695; Location: 402 RICHARDS ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • A O MARSHALL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 643; Location: 319 HARWOOD ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TROY CRAUGHWELL SCHOOL (Students: 594; Location: 3333 BLACK ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TROY HERITAGE TRAIL SCHOOL (Students: 585; Location: 3389 LONGFORD DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DIRKSEN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 554; Location: 203 S MIDLAND; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LYNNE THIGPEN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 546; Location: 207 S MIDLAND AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Joliet:
  • CATHEDRAL OF ST RAYMOND SCHOOL (Students: 507; Location: 713 DOUGLAS STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL THE APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 130 N WOODLAWN AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY NATIVITY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 702 N BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SAINT JUDE SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 2204 MCDONOUGH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PATRICK GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 110 WILLOW AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 224; Location: 409 SCOTT STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARY MAGDALENE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 201 S BRIGGS STREET; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • JOLIET MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 1600 ROOT STREET; Grades: PK - 4)
  • ST PETER LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 90; Location: 310 N BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FRANCISCAN LRNG CTR (Students: 85; Location: 1734 THEODORE STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Joliet:
  • JOLIET P.L. (Operating income: $2,792,442; Location: 150 N. OTTAWA ST.; 376,873 books; 17,492 audio materials; 1,064 video materials; 554 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Plainfield School District also has schools within the city limits of Joliet. Also, some Joliet neighborhoods belong to the Plainfield park district. Other Joliet neighborhoods belong in the Troy School district
 

Joliet compared to Illinois state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Joliet:
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAGG (610 AM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJOL (1340 AM; 1 kW; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWHN (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JOLIET, IL; Owner: HAWKINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Joliet:
  • WCSF (88.7 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: COLLEGE OF ST. FRANCIS)
  • WJTW (93.5 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLLI-FM (96.7 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCCQ (98.3 FM; CREST HILL, IL; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF JOLIET, INC.)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLRA (88.1 FM; LOCKPORT, IL; Owner: LEWIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Joliet:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)

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