Joliet, IL

Joliet profile

Living in Joliet

Joliet is a relatively large city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 150,362 people and 48 constituent neighborhoods, Joliet is the third largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Joliet isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Joliet are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Joliet is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Joliet who work in office and administrative support (11.92%), sales jobs (8.61%), and management occupations (8.12%).

One downside of living in Joliet, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.42 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Joliet are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.23% of adults in Joliet having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Joliet in 2018 was $29,615, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,460 for a family of four. However, Joliet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Joliet is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Joliet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Joliet residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Joliet also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Joliet include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Joliet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.