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Minooka is a village in Grundy County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named for a Potawatomi word supposedly meaning "good land" or "high place."
The latitude of Minooka is 41.455N. The longitude is -88.261W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,706.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Minooka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grundy County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60447 ZIP code.
26% of Minooka residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Minooka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Minooka was $26,054, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Minooka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Minooka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $557. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,387.
Grundy County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Minooka political report.
The average commute time for Minooka workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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