Joliet, IL

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Population

148,172

0.445% growth

Median Age

33.5


Median Household Income

$63,359

2.47% growth

Poverty Rate

12%


Number of Employees

71,677

1.31% growth

Median Property Value

$165,600

1.04% growth

About

In 2017, Joliet, IL had a population of 148k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $63,359. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Joliet, IL grew from 147,515 to 148,172, a 0.445% increase and its median household income grew from $61,834 to $63,359, a 2.47% increase.

The population of Joliet, IL is 49.7% White Alone, 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.2% Black or African American Alone. 28.1% of the people in Joliet, IL speak a non-English language, and 92% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Joliet, IL are Joliet Junior College (2,472 degrees awarded in 2016), University of St Francis (933 degrees), and Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy (27 degrees).

The median property value in Joliet, IL is $165,600, and the homeownership rate is 70.7%. Most people in Joliet, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Joliet, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Joliet, IL employs 71.7k people. The largest industries in Joliet, IL are Retail Trade (9,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,234 people), and Manufacturing (8,377 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($106,250), Utilities ($68,625), and Public Administration ($67,018).

Median household income in Joliet, IL is $63,359. Males in Joliet, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Joliet, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,359

2017 value

± $2,228

2.47%

1 Year Growth

± 4.13%

Households in Joliet, IL have a median annual income of $63,359, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,834 in 2016, which represents a 2.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Joliet, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Joliet, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Joliet, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8804.18

  2. Census Tract 8804.16

  3. Census Tract 8832.09

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Joliet, IL was Census Tract 8804.18 with a value of $106,739, followed by Census Tract 8804.16 and Census Tract 8832.09, with respective values of $74,914 and $74,239.

The following map shows all of the places in Joliet, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Joliet, IL (17.4k out of 145k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,574 ± 579

  2. Hispanic

    7,288 ± 545

  3. Black

    4,976 ± 501

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Joliet, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

71.7k

2017 Value

± 1,904

1.31%

1 Year growth

± 3.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Joliet, IL grew at a rate of 1.31%, from 70.8k employees to 71.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Joliet, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,672 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,685 people), and Production Occupations (5,402 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Joliet, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Joliet, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,672 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,685 people), and Production Occupations (5,402 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Joliet, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.55 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.66 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Joliet, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,232), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,523), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($78,710).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

71.7k

2017 Value

± 1,904

1.31%

1 Year growth

± 3.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Joliet, IL grew at a rate of 1.31%, from 70.8k employees to 71.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Joliet, IL, are Retail Trade (9,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,234 people), and Manufacturing (8,377 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Joliet, IL, though some of these residents may live in Joliet, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Joliet, IL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (9,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,234 people), and Manufacturing (8,377 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Joliet, IL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.77 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.44 times), and Utilities (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Joliet, IL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($106,250), Utilities ($68,625), and Public Administration ($67,018).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.3% of the population of Joliet, IL has health coverage, with 54.9% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 7.1% on Medicare, 8.18% on non-group plans, and 0.541% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Joliet, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Joliet, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.66%

Uninsured

54.9%

Employer Coverage

19.7%

Medicaid

7.1%

Medicare

8.18%

Non-Group

0.541%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Joliet, IL declined by 5.88% from 10.3% to 9.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Joliet, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Joliet, IL is home to a population of 148k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2017, 14% of Joliet, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Joliet, IL is composed of 73.6k White Alone residents (49.7%), 42.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (28.8%), 25.6k Black or African American Alone residents (17.2%), 3.12k Asian Alone residents (2.11%), 2.8k Two or More Races residents (1.89%), 228 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.154%), 115 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0776%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Joliet, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (32,390 speakers), Polish (1,096 speakers), and Tagalog (826 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Joliet, IL was 33.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Joliet, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Joliet, IL residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 14% of Joliet, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Joliet, IL was 14.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Joliet, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Joliet, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

92%

2017 Citizenship

91.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92% of Joliet, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Joliet, IL was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    73.6k ± 1.62k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    42.7k ± 2.32k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    25.6k ± 1.14k

In 2017, there were 1.72 times more White Alone residents (73.6k people) in Joliet, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.7k Hispanic or Latino and 25.6k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Joliet, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    32,390 speakers (23.7%)

  2. Polish

    1,096 speakers (0.802%)

  3. Tagalog

    826 speakers (0.604%)

28.1% of Joliet, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Joliet, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 23.7% of the overall population of Joliet, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.802% speak Polish and 0.604% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,711 ± 216

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    887 ± 228

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    867 ± 220

Joliet, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Joliet, IL awarded 3,432 degrees. The student population of Joliet, IL is skewed towards women, with 8,034 male students and 11,292 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Joliet, IL are White (2,351 and 68.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (487 and 14.3%), Black or African American (297 and 8.71%), and Unknown (109 and 3.2%).

The largest universities in Joliet, IL by number of degrees awarded are Joliet Junior College (2,472 and 72%), University of St Francis (933 and 27.2%), and Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy (27 and 0.787%).

The most popular majors in Joliet, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (637 and 18.6%), Registered Nursing (306 and 8.92%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (225 and 6.56%).

The median tuition costs in Joliet, IL are $30,520 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 209 degrees awarded

  2. 144 degrees awarded

  3. 626 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Joliet, IL was General Studies with 209 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Joliet, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,472 degrees awarded

  2. 933 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$30,520

Median Private

In 2016, the Joliet, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Joliet Junior College with 2,472 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,229

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,203

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,229 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Joliet, IL, which is 0.558 times less than the 2,203 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Joliet, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,351 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    487 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    297 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Joliet, IL were to White students. These 2,351 degrees mean that there were 4.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 487 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Joliet, IL was $165,600 in 2017, which is 0.761 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $163,900 to $165,600, a 1.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Joliet, IL is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Joliet, IL have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Joliet, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$63,359

Median Household Income

± $2,228

47.6k

Number of Households

± 1,392

In 2017, the median household income of the 47.6k households in Joliet, IL grew to $63,359 from the previous year's value of $61,834.

The following chart displays the households in Joliet, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$165,600

2017 Median

± $2,220

$163,900

2016 Median

± $1,795

In 2017, the median property value in Joliet, IL grew to to $165,600 from the previous year's value of $163,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Joliet, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Joliet, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Joliet, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Joliet, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.7% of the housing units in Joliet, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Joliet, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Joliet, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Joliet, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Joliet, IL have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.82% of the workforce in Joliet, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7.84%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Joliet, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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