Joliet, a mid-size city in Illinois, has a population of approximately 149,000. It's a nice place to raise a family, as children aged 5-14 make up a larger portion of the population here (23%) than nationally (19%), while retirees appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just over 34, is decidedly younger than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in Joliet, and 70% of residents own their homes. At $1,058 per month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.
Averaging about 33 minutes, Joliet's commute time is slower than around 80% of cities in Illinois. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not used much. Relatively few residents walk to work.
Fourteen percent of Joliet residents over the age of 25 have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Joliet: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 19% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Joliet workers earn an average annual income of about $75,000, about the same as the state average. Joliet's average income also is fairly average compared to the national level ($73,345).