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Joliet is a township in Will County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Joliet. For links to other places called Joliet, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Joliet is 41.509N. The longitude is -88.081W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 518 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 85,900.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Joliet demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Will County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60436 ZIP code.
13% of Joliet residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Joliet ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Joliet was $16,948, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Joliet residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Joliet include Joliet East Side Historic District, Upper Bluff Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Joliet, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $483. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $909.
Libraries in Joliet include Joliet Public Library, Joliet Public Library West Outlet ... View libraries
Newspapers in Joliet include Herald News
Will County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Joliet political report.
The average commute time for Joliet workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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