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Mokena is a village in Will County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "turtle."
The latitude of Mokena is 41.526N. The longitude is -87.889W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,172.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mokena demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Will 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 60423 ZIP code.
21% of Mokena residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mokena ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mokena was $26,737, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Mokena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mokena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $613. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,657.
Libraries in Mokena include Mokena Community Public Library ... View libraries
Will County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mokena political report.
The average commute time for Mokena workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mokena between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Mokena include Super 8.
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