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Area Statistics

  Community Details

The City of Kankakee is located approximately 60 miles south of Chicago on Interstate 57.

Date of Incorporation 1865
Form of Government City/Aldermanic
Population 27,537 (2010 Census)
Average Household Income $46,600
Average Home Value $61,908
Area - Square Miles 13.7
Miles of Sewers 118
     Capacity 25,000,000 GPD
     Present Load 12,400,000 GPD
     Excess Capacity 12,600,000 GPD
Number of Dwelling Units 11,380
Fire Protection
     Number of Stations 4
     Number of Firefighters 53
Police Protection
     Number of Stations 1
     Number of Police Officers 69
Other City Employees 200
School District 111  
     Elementary Schools 6
     Secondary Schools 4
     Students Enrolled 5,870
Kankakee Community College  
     Students Enrolled 2,992
Olivet Nazarene University  
     Students Enrolled 3,361
Recreation - Park District
     Number of Parks 28
     Number of Acres 600
Health Care
     Provena St. Mary's 182
     Riverside Medical Center 341
     Water Consumer's Illinois Water Co.
     Gas Northern Illinois Gas
     Electric Commonwealth Edison
     Telephone Ameritech
     Cable TV Comcast Cable
     Sanitary Kankakee Municipal Utility
     River Valley Metro Local Bus Lines - (815)937-4287
     Railroad Amtrak
  Canadian National Conrail
     Bus Lines Greyhound
     Air Service Kankakee Valley Regional Airport
Enterprise Zones Yes
Tax Increment Financing Districts Yes, 7

  Additional Information

For further information, visit the 2010 Illinois Census site.
Also visit the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs.

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