Joliet, IL

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2021 Population
150,323
2.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
33.6
0.592% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
10.7%
2.49% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$77,373
6.18% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$204,800
6.06% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
74,854
1.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Joliet, IL had a population of 150k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $77,373. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Joliet, IL grew from 147,323 to 150,323, a 2.04% increase and its median household income grew from $72,871 to $77,373, a 6.18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Joliet, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.8%), White (Hispanic) (16%), Other (Hispanic) (11.6%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.07%).

None of the households in Joliet, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.5% of the residents in Joliet, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Joliet, IL are Joliet Junior College (2,706 degrees awarded in 2021), University of St Francis (1,070 degrees), and Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy (40 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Joliet, IL was $204,800, and the homeownership rate was 70.5%.

Most people in Joliet, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Joliet, IL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Joliet, IL is home to a population of 150k people, from which 92.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 14.3% of Joliet, IL residents were born outside of the country (21.5k people).

In 2021, there were 2.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.5k people) in Joliet, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.5%
2021 Citizenship
92.6%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 92.5% of Joliet, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Joliet, IL was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Joliet, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    67.5k ± 1.66k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25.3k ± 1.56k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 1.53k
33.8%
Hispanic Population
50.8k people

In 2021, there were 2.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.5k people) in Joliet, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

33.8% of the people in Joliet, IL are hispanic (50.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    630,004 ± 19,002 people
  2. India
    162,094 ± 9,822 people
  3. Poland
    126,931 ± 8,704 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 630,004 Illinois residents, followed by India with 162,094 and Poland with 126,931.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
21.5k people
13.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
20.4k people

As of 2021, 14.3% of Joliet, IL residents (21.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Joliet, IL was 13.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,387 ± 338
  2. Vietnam
    1,236 ± 246
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,207 ± 271

Joliet, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Joliet, IL employs 74.9k people. The largest industries in Joliet, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,847 people), Retail Trade (9,043 people), and Manufacturing (8,366 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,536), Utilities ($124,333), and Public Administration ($72,384).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,278. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

74.9k
2021 Value
± 2,142
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 4.08%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Joliet, IL grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 73.7k employees to 74.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Joliet, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,790 people), Material Moving Occupations (6,822 people), and Management Occupations (6,290 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Joliet, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

74.9k
2021 Value
± 2,142
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 4.08%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Joliet, IL grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 73.7k employees to 74.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Joliet, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,847 people), Retail Trade (9,043 people), and Manufacturing (8,366 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,892
Median earning men ± $2,132
$31,258
Median earning women ± $1,093

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($83,295), Information ($68,319), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,321).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,844), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,549), and Construction ($53,536).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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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. $134B
  2. $110B
  3. $86.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $134B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($110B) and Mixed freight ($86.9B).

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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$1T
2020 Value in Illinois
$1.94T
Projected 2050 Value in Illinois
93.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $1T. This is expected to increase 93.1% to $1.94T by 2050.

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. $79.7B
  2. $55.8B
  3. $41.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $79.7B, followed by Wisconsin with $55.8B and Michigan and $41.4B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Joliet, IL awarded 3,819 degrees. The student population of Joliet, IL in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 11,712 male students and 18,360 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Joliet, IL are White (2,412 and 63.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (764 and 20.3%), Black or African American (317 and 8.4%), and Asian (118 and 3.13%).

The largest universities in Joliet, IL by number of degrees awarded are Joliet Junior College (2,706 and 70.9%), University of St Francis (1,070 and 28%), and Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy (40 and 1.05%).

The most popular majors in Joliet, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (620 and 16.2%), General Business Administration & Management (284 and 7.44%), and Registered Nursing (260 and 6.81%).

The median tuition cost in Joliet, IL for private four year colleges is $35,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Joliet, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 30,072 (38.9% men and 61.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 30,072 students enrolled in Joliet, IL, 38.9% men and 61.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,724 records, of which 60.5% were women and 39.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 164 degree-majors awarded
  2. 134 degree-majors awarded
  3. 618 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Joliet, IL was Biological & Physical Sciences with 164 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,706 degrees awarded
  2. 1,070 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Joliet Junior College with 2,706 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 1,569 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Joliet, IL, which is 0.697 times less than the 2,250 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,412 degrees mean that there were 3.16 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 764 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($35,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,050) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.977% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.946% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (2.61M), Some college (2.19M), and Bachelors Degree (2.07M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Joliet, IL was $204,800 in 2021, which is 0.836 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $193,100 to $204,800, a 6.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Joliet, IL is 70.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Joliet, IL have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Joliet, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Joliet, IL is $77,373. In 2021, the place with the highest median household income in Joliet, IL was Census Tract 8804.18 with a value of $134,602, followed by Census Tract 8804.16 and Census Tract 8833.07, with respective values of $101,528 and $91,343.

Property

$204,800
Median Property Value 2021
±$2,937
$34,925
Median Property Taxes
±$1,039

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

70.5%
Homeownership
2021
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 70.5% of the housing units in Joliet, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70%.

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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 8833.07

In 2021, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Joliet, IL was Census Tract 8804.18 with a value of $134,602, followed by Census Tract 8804.16 and Census Tract 8833.07, with respective values of $101,528 and $91,343.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$77,373
Median Household Income
± $2,825
49.6k
Number of Households
± 1,716

In 2021, the median household income of the 49.6k households in Joliet, IL grew to $77,373 from the previous year's value of $72,871.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Joliet, IL is from Illinois.
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.479
2020 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2021, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0522% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.84%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.44%)

In 2021, 82.1% of workers in Joliet, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.84%) and those who worked at home (5.44%).

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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 (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.14% of the workforce in Joliet, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Joliet, IL (15.8k out of 147k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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91.9% of the population of Joliet, IL has health coverage, with 55.5% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 8.28% on Medicare, 7.8% on non-group plans, and 0.939% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Will County, IL see 1847 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.93% increase from the previous year (1812 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1701 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 681 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,847 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Will County, IL

Primary care physicians in Will County, IL see an average of 1,847 patients per year. This represents a 1.93% increase from the previous year (1,812 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Will County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.4% under 18 years, 22.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.51% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.1%
Uninsured
55.5%
Employer Coverage
19.4%
Medicaid
8.28%
Medicare
7.8%
Non-Group
0.939%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Joliet, IL grew by 2.73% from 7.88% to 8.1%.

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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