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Kankakee is a township in Kankakee County, in the Kankakee-Bradley metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Kankakee. For links to other places called Kankakee, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Kankakee is 41.107N. The longitude is -87.857W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 28,029.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kankakee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kankakee 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 60901 ZIP code.
15% of Kankakee residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kankakee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kankakee was $15,980, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Kankakee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kankakee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $869.
Kankakee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kankakee political report.
The average commute time for Kankakee workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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