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Kankakee, Illinois

Kankakee is a city located in Kankakee County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 27,491. It is the county seat of Kankakee County6.


\nKankakee is located at 41°7'1" North, 87°51'50" West (41.116982, -87.863866)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.0 km² (12.8 mi²). 31.8 km² (12.3 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.76% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 27,491 people, 10,020 households, and 6,272 families residing in the city. The population density is 865.1/km² (2,239.8/mi²). There are 10,965 housing units at an average density of 345.0/km² (893.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 50.92% White, 41.07% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.50% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. 9.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 10,020 households out of which 34.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% are married couples living together, 21.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% are non-families. 31.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.28. In the city the population is spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.2 males. The median income for a household in the city is $30,469, and the median income for a family is $36,428. Males have a median income of $30,894 versus $22,928 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,479. 21.4% of the population and 18.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.3% are under the age of 18 and 11.7% are 65 or older.