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0.09% growth
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2.01% growth
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-1.38% decline


The economy of Joliet, IL employs 69,776 people. The economy of Joliet, IL is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Utilities; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.71; 1.62; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Joliet, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,998), Retail trade (8,753), and Manufacturing (8,386), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($106,705), Utilities ($94,357), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($54,931).

Median household income in Joliet, IL is $60,976. Males in Joliet, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,265. The income inequality of Joliet, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Joliet, IL. In Will County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 57 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,931. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Joliet, IL is home to a population of 147,918 people, from which 91.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Joliet, IL is composed of 75,304 White residents (50.9%), 42,886 Hispanic residents (29%), 23,798 Black residents (16.1%), 2,793 Asian residents (1.89%), and 2,618 Two+ residents (1.77%). The most common foreign languages in Joliet, IL are Spanish (32,390 speakers), Polish (1,096 speakers), and Tagalog (826 speakers), but compared to other places, Joliet, IL has a relative high number of Polish (1,096 speakers), Other Indo-European (543 speakers), and Spanish (32,390 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Joliet, IL awarded 3,212 degrees. The student population of Joliet, IL is skewed towards females, with 1,211 male students and 2,001 female students. Most students in Joliet, IL are White (2,329 and 72.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (406 and 12.6%), Black or African American (236 and 7.35%), and Two or more races (89 and 2.77%). The largest universities in Joliet, IL by number of graduates are Joliet Junior College (2,242 and 69.8%), University of St Francis (908 and 28.3%), and Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy (38 and 1.18%). The most popular majors in Joliet, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (652 and 20.3%), General Studies (265 and 8.25%), and Registered Nursing (112 and 3.49%). The median tuition costs in Joliet, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,630 and $29,630 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Joliet, IL is $163,900, which is 0.84 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $166,200 to $163,900, a -1.38% increase. The homeownership rate of Joliet, IL is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Joliet, IL have an average commute time of 29.6 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.


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