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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Will County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 123,848

Renter-occupied housing units : 11,202

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 7,844

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,715

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 14,370

Renter-occupied housing units : 10,313

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 36,008

Renter-occupied housing units : 16,013


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Will County, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 18,463

Householder 35 to 44 years : 38,394

Householder 45 to 54 years : 41,983

Householder 55 to 59 years : 15,670

Householder 60 to 64 years : 10,576

Householder 65 to 74 years : 11,340

Householder 75 years and over : 3,498

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,552

Householder 35 to 44 years : 2,879

Householder 45 to 54 years : 7,053

Householder 55 to 59 years : 4,729

Householder 60 to 64 years : 5,642

Householder 65 to 74 years : 10,207

Householder 75 years and over : 10,084


(updated 2013)



Rent Asked
(Will County, Illinois)

Less than $100 : 0

$100 to $149 : 19

$150 to $199 : 43

$200 to $249 : 38

$250 to $299 : 27

$300 to $349 : 15

$350 to $399 : 0

$400 to $449 : 76

$450 to $499 : 36

$500 to $549 : 91

$550 to $599 : 238

$600 to $649 : 264

$650 to $699 : 83

$700 to $749 : 140

$750 to $799 : 126

$800 to $899 : 326

$900 to $999 : 282

$1,000 to $1,249 : 347

$1,250 to $1,499 : 235

$1,500 to $1,999 : 379

$2,000 or more : 160


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Will County, Illinois)

Less than 10.0 percent : 1,060

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 2,633

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 5,237

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 4,755

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 4,428

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 3,101

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 2,375

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 3,586

50.0 percent or more : 10,304

Not computed : 2,764


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Will County, Illinois)

Built 2010 or later : $295,200

Built 2000 to 2009 : $240,400

Built 1990 to 1999 : $241,700

Built 1980 to 1989 : $244,800

Built 1970 to 1979 : $184,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $158,200

Built 1950 to 1959 : $138,300

Built 1940 to 1949 : $142,100

Built 1939 or earlier : $138,200


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Will County, Illinois: 77.3%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Will County, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 6,258 6,258 $728,851,320
  Two Family 4 8 $751,759
  Three and Four Family 6 22 $2,247,000
  Five or More Family 14 154 $7,842,000
  Total

6,282 6,442 $739,692,079
2000        
  Single Family 5,913 5,913 $738,099,620
  Two Family 12 24 $1,956,616
  Three and Four Family 11 38 $3,586,272
  Five or More Family 45 612 $31,536,682
  Total

5,981 6,587 $775,179,190
2001        
  Single Family 6,684 6,684 $875,667,129
  Two Family 10 20 $1,865,030
  Three and Four Family 25 88 $8,449,270
  Five or More Family 17 238 $14,357,628
  Total

6,736 7,030 $900,339,057
2002        
  Single Family 7,695 7,695 $1,070,440,064
  Two Family 20 40 $3,915,839
  Three and Four Family 20 71 $5,826,137
  Five or More Family 21 184 $10,704,931
  Total

7,756 7,990 $1,090,886,971
2003        
  Single Family 8,359 8,359 $1,325,958,253
  Two Family 35 70 $7,394,050
  Three and Four Family 25 93 $6,221,610
  Five or More Family 19 140 $9,597,281
  Total

8,438 8,662 $1,349,171,194
2004        
  Single Family 7,392 7,392 $1,294,347,220
  Two Family 9 18 $2,706,102
  Three and Four Family 28 102 $7,220,457
  Five or More Family 13 219 $19,582,290
  Total

7,442 7,731 $1,323,856,069
2005        
  Single Family 7,934 7,934 $1,606,351,931
  Two Family 9 18 $2,132,900
  Three and Four Family 9 36 $3,215,948
  Five or More Family 1 6 $480,000
  Total

7,953 7,994 $1,612,180,779
2006        
  Single Family 5,474 5,474 $1,215,219,167
  Two Family 10 20 $3,020,000
  Three and Four Family 3 10 $975,500
  Five or More Family 10 300 $18,928,905
  Total

5,497 5,804 $1,238,143,572


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Will County, IL): $62,238
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Will County): $152,200
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Will County, Illinois

Utility Gas: 90.3%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 2.3%
Electricity: 6.7%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Will County, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 45.65%
  • Juvenile facilities : 4.08%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 24.55%
  • Other institutional facilities : 0.05%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 17.63%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 8.04%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Will County): $630
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Will County): $986


(updated 2010)



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