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Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the river.
[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 41.12N. The longitude is -87.861W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 656 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,995.
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, Kankakee area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60915 ZIP code.
14% 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 $15,479, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Kankakee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Kankakee include Riverview Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Kankakee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $401. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.
Libraries in Kankakee include Kankakee Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kankakee include Daily Journal
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.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kankakee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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