Will County Real Estate, Illinois Real Estate

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There are 31 cities in Will County

Crest Hill
Custer Park
Eagle Lake
Joliet (County Seat)
New Lenox

Will County Illinois Information

Will County is located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. This county is part of the Chicago metro area and as of 2000, the population is 502,266. Will County was formed in 1836 out of Cook, Iroquois, and Vermilion Counties. The county seat of Will County is Joliet , Illinois. The towns in the northern part of the county form the southern suburbs of Chicago while the southern part of the county contains small towns and farmland.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 849 square miles, of which 12 square miles are water. The Kankakee, Du Page and Des Plaines Rivers all run through the county and join on its western border. The Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal also run through Will County. The 17,000 acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is a designated U.S. Forest Service park in the county on the grounds of the former Joliet Arsenal. Other parks include Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area and the Channahon State Park..

As of the census of 2000, there were 502,266 people, 167,542 households, and 131,017 families residing in the county. There were 175,524 housing units at an average density of 210 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 81.83% White, 10.45% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.21% Asian, 0.03%, Pacific Islander 3.63% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 8.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino..

There were 167,542 households out of which 42.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.80% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.80% were non-families. 17.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 32.90% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 8.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $62,238, and the median income for a family was $69,608. Males had a median income of $50,152 versus $31,345 for females..

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