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  •   State: 
    Will County
      County FIPS: 
    41°32′04″N 87°52′37″W
      Area total: 
    8.68 sq mi (22.47 km²)
      Area land: 
    8.68 sq mi (22.47 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    1880; Incorporated 1880
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Mokena, Will County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,292.19 residents per square mile of area (885.05/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Mokena is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 19,887 at the 2020 census. The Census Bureau's 2019 estimate found that the population had increased to 20,159. Mokena has two commuter rail stations, Hickory Creek and Front Creek, providing service to downtown Chicago's LaSalle Street Station. The village is served by four school districts and Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college. It is also served by I-80, which runs along its northern border with I-355, the main highway from Chicago to I-57. The town is located at 41°324N 87°5237W and has an area of 8.893 square miles (23.03 km²) (or 99.97%) of land, and 0.003 sq miles (0.01 km²), or 0.03% of the village, is water. In 2010, there were 18,740 people, 6,358 households, and 5,120 families residing in the village. As of the census of 2008, the median house value was $350,130, up from $211,300 in 2000. The median family income is $82,596 and the median income for a household is $91,817. In the 2010 census, the population was 94.5% White, 1.3% African American, 2.0% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander,0.9% from other races, and 4.8% from two or more races.


Mokena is located at 41°324N 87°5237W. According to the 2010 census, Mokena has an area of 8.893 square miles (23.03 km²) It is bordered by Tinley Park, Orland Park, Homer Glen, Frankfort, and New Lenox. The name is apparently derived from a Native American language meaning "turtle" and likely candidates are Anishinaabemowin, whose word for "snapping turtle" is mikinaak, and its close sister language Potawatomi, in which the same animal is called mkenak. Both languages were once spoken in the area now occupied by the town. The town has a population of 2,816. It is located on the Illinois Turnpike, which runs through the town and into Illinois State Route 4. The Turnpix is a popular tourist destination. It was built in the early 1900s as a tourist destination for the Chicago area. The turnpike was built to connect the Illinois River with the Chicago River, which ran through the city. The Chicago River was once the main route between Chicago and Illinois. It has been converted into a highway since the 1950s. The Illinois TurnPix was built as a toll road in the 1960s and 1970s. It now runs along the Illinois-Illinois Turnpikes. The city is located in the Illinois State Highway 4 corridor. The highway runs between the towns of Orland park and Homer Glen. It also runs through Frankfort.


Mokena is in Mokena School District 159, New Lenox School District 122, Frankfort School District 157C, and Summit Hill School District 161. Schools within District 159 include MES, MIS, and MJHS. Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 serves students living in districts 159 or 122. Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, and Rasmussen College are also located in the city. The city is home to the Illinois State Museum, which was founded in 1883. The town is also the home of the Illinois National Guard, which has been stationed in the area since the early 20th century. It is the site of the state's only World War II-era military base, the Illinois Army National Guard Base, and the U.S. Army Air and Space Command. The Illinois State Police are based in the town, and have been stationed there since the late 1800s. The state's National Guard is based at the base since the mid-19th century, and has also been stationed at the Illinois Air and Air Force Base since the 1950s. It also has its own National Guard Air Force base, which is based in Springfield, Illinois, and is part of the National Guard Joint Reserve System. The U.N. Air Force has a base in the community, and a military base in Illinois State College, which also serves the town. It was the first public college in the United States; it was established in 1881.


As of the census of 2010, there were 18,740 people, 6,358 households, and 5,120 families residing in the village. As of 2008, the median house value was $350,130, up from $211,300 in 2000. The median family income is $82,596 and the median income for a household is $91,817. The per capita income for the village was $31,944. The racial makeup of the village is 94.5% White, 1.3% African American, 2.0% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander,0.9% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population. The population was spread out, with 32.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 21. 5% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females age 18 and over,there were 97.3 males. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was3.46. The village has a population of 1,848 people, with a population density of 2,432.4 inhabitants per square mile (939.2/km²). The median age was 34.5 years, with every 100 women having a median age of 101.5 males.


Mokena has two commuter rail stations, Hickory Creek and Front Street. Mokena is also served by I-80, which runs along its northern border. The main northsouth thoroughfares are US Route 45 (LaGrange Rd) and Wolf Rd. Rail freight traffic travels along both the Metra RI District Railway (Metra RI) and the Canadian National Railway (CN) The CN tracks approximately bisect the town in a northeastern/southwestern direction. The village is located on the Illinois River, which flows through the center of the town. The town is located in the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMA), which covers parts of Cook, Lake, and Porter Counties. The CMA is the largest CMA in the United States, with more than 1.5 million people living in its service areas. It is the only CMA service area in the state of Illinois, with over 1.2 million people in the CMA's service areas alone. The population of the village is approximately 4,000. The Village is home to one of the largest concentrations of African-American residents in the U.S., making it one of only a handful of towns in the country with more African-Americans than Native Americans. It has a population of about 2,000 people, the majority of whom live in or near the village's downtown area. The majority of the population lives in or around the village, with the exception of a few hundred residents who live further south in the suburbs.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Mokena, Will County, Illinois = 77. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 36. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 70. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Mokena = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 19,887 individuals with a median age of 32.9 age the population grows by 38.07% in Mokena, Will County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,292.19 residents per square mile of area (885.05/km²). There are average 3.17 people per household in the 6,362 households with an average household income of $92,604 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.06%. The number of physicians in Mokena per 100,000 population = 98.7.


The annual rainfall in Mokena = 36.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 28.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 110. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 187. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 13.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Mokena, Will County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 86.46%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 14 years with median home cost = $238,000 and home appreciation of -7.57%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.40 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,135 per student. There are 19.5 students for each teacher in the school. 7.83% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 23.12% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.49% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Mokena's population in Will County, Illinois of 13,255 residents in 1900 has increased 1,5-fold to 19,887 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.65% female residents and 50.35% male residents live in Mokena, Will County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Mokena, Will County, Illinois are married and the remaining 31.25% are single population.

  • 37 minutes is the average time that residents in Mokena require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.41% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.27% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 10.00% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.44% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Mokena, Will County, Illinois, 86.46% are owner-occupied homes, another 11.35% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.18% are vacant.

  • The 52.41% of the population in Mokena, Will County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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