Joliet, Illinois

Joliet: The second most populous city in Will County, Illinois. It is located on the Des Plaines River in northeastern Illinois. Joliet is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Joliet Correctional Center and the Joliet Area Historical Museum.

About

Joliet is a city located in the county of Will in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 87,398 and a population density of 518 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 85,583 inhabitants.

The city was created 191 years ago in 1832.

Joliet, Illinois is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. With its gorgeous architecture and friendly people, it's no wonder that this city has won several awards for being one of America's best places to visit.

The city is home to many historic landmarks, including the Joliet Area Historical Museum, which houses artifacts from Joliet's past as well as items related to its history of industry. The museum also houses artifacts from other sites around Will County.

Joliet is also home to the Will County Courthouse and Jail, which was built in 1874 and still serves as a courthouse today. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Joliet has been known as a transportation hub because of its proximity to major roadways such as Interstate 55 (the main route between St Louis and Chicago), U.S. Highway 6 (which links Joliet with DuPage County towns such as Naperville) and the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway (Illinois Route 390).

The Joliet Public Library serves as an important part of Joliet's culture and community life. The library opened in 1871 and now has more than 400,000 books in its collection as well as more than 30 computers available for use by patrons.

Joliet locator map
Location of Joliet on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Joliet

Population : 85,583 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Will County
Postal code : 60431–60436, 60403, 60404
Phone Area Codes : 815
Area : 168.6 km2
Official name : Joliet
Named for : Louis Jolliet
Altitude : 614 feet / 187 meters
Capital city : Joliet is capital of Will County
Establishment : January 01, 1833 (191 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 07:03:18 (23rd July 2024)
Density : 508 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.12% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Joliet is located at 41°31'31"N 88°5'0"W (41.5251900, -88.0834000).

Joliet map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Joliet decreased by 2.12% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2008 152,812 - census
2010 87,398 -74.85% census
2011 87,826 0.49% estimation process
2012 87,853 0.03% estimation process
2013 87,798 -0.06% estimation process
2014 87,634 -0.19% estimation process
2015 86,909 -0.83% estimation process
2016 86,937 0.03% estimation process
2017 86,760 -0.2% estimation process
2018 86,525 -0.27% estimation process
2019 86,178 -0.4% estimation process
2020 85,583 -0.7% estimation process

Joliet zip code is 60431. County name: Will, County fips: 17197

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Best Things to Do in Joliet

1 Old Joliet Prison

Rating: 4.6 (939)

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Old Joliet Prison

2 Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center (Joliet)

Rating: 4.2 (922)

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Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center (Joliet)

3 Pilcher Park Nature Center

Rating: 4.7 (550)

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Pilcher Park Nature Center

4 Gamma VR Virtual Reality

Rating: 4.9 (519)

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Gamma VR Virtual Reality

5 Joliet Area Historical Museum

Rating: 4.6 (451)

204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432, United States ➦ Show Map

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Joliet Area Historical Museum

Where ot Eat in Joliet

1 Hollywood Casino & Hotel Joliet

Rating: 3.8 (3246)

777 Hollywood Blvd, Joliet, IL 60436, United States ➦ Show Map

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Hollywood Casino & Hotel Joliet

2 Starbucks

Rating: 3.9 (578)

1536 Illinois Rte 59, Joliet, IL 60431, United States ➦ Show Map

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Starbucks

3 Subway

Rating: 2.9 (54)

17100 W Laraway Rd, Joliet, IL 60433, United States ➦ Show Map

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Subway

Where to Stay in Joliet

1 Red Roof Inn Chicago - Joliet

Rating: 3.2 (746)

1750 McDonough St, Joliet, IL 60436, United States ➦ Show Map

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Red Roof Inn Chicago - Joliet

2 Holiday Inn & Suites Joliet Southwest, an IHG Hotel

Rating: 4.4 (403)

1471 Rock Creek Blvd, Joliet, IL 60431, United States ➦ Show Map

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Holiday Inn & Suites Joliet Southwest, an IHG Hotel

3 Quality Inn & Suites South

Rating: 3.6 (345)

135 S Larkin Ave, Joliet, IL 60436, United States ➦ Show Map

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Quality Inn & Suites South

4 Leisure Lake Membership Resort

Rating: 4 (180)

21900 SW Frontage Rd, Joliet, IL 60404, United States ➦ Show Map

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Leisure Lake Membership Resort

People born in Joliet (167)

People born in Joliet, including musician Don Murray, philosopher Robert Todd Carroll, actress Mercedes McCambridge, .

List

  • Adrianne Curry (American model) she was born in 06/08/1982
  • George Mikan (American basketball player, coach, commissioner) he was born in 18/06/1924
  • Ron Nelson (American composer) he was born in 14/12/1929
  • Alex Pacheco (American activist) he was born in 01/08/1958
  • Jimmy Chamberlin (Drummer, songwriter, Producer) he was born in 10/06/1964
  • Nora Bayes (American singer, actress and comedienne) she was born in 08/10/1880
  • Ann Bannon (American author) she was born in 15/09/1932
  • Lynne Thigpen (American actress) she was born in 22/12/1948
  • Lois Delander (Miss America winner) she was born in 14/02/1911
  • Arthur Shaw (American hurdler) he was born in 28/04/1886
  • Allie Quigley (American basketball player) she was born in 20/06/1986
  • Lester Frank Ward (American sociologist and paleontologist (1841-1913)) he was born in 18/06/1841
  • Vince Vieluf (American actor) he was born in 10/11/1970
  • Frank Perconte (American military personnel) he was born in 10/03/1917
  • Paul Dillon (American actor) he was born in 01/01/2000
  • William Lincoln Bakewell (American sailor and polar explorer) he was born in 26/11/1888
  • George C. McKee (American politician (1837-1890)) he was born in 02/10/1837
  • Jack Gardner (American musician) he was born in 14/08/1903

Schools in Joliet

College & universities near Joliet, IL

Code Name City ZIP
148584 University of St Francis Joliet (IL) 60435-6188
148098 Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy Joliet (IL) 60435
146296 Joliet Junior College Joliet (IL) 60431-8938
146612 Lewis University Romeoville (IL) 60446-2200
462345 The Salon Professional Academy-Shorewood Shorewood (IL) 60404-8789

Stations (22)

Amtrak & bus stations near Joliet, IL

Code Name Address Type
JOL Joliet Transportation Center 50 East Jefferson Street RAIL
NPV Naperville 105 E. Fourth Ave. RAIL
HMW Homewood 18015 Park Ave. RAIL
SMT Summit Archer Ave. and South Center Ave. RAIL
LAG La Grange Road 25 West Burlington St. RAIL

Post offices near Joliet

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Jol Post Office Joliet (IL) 60432
Jol Post Office Joliet (IL) 60436
Lockport Carrier Annex Post Office Lockport (IL) 60441
Lockport Carrier Annex Post Office Lockport (IL) 60441
Lockpor Post Office Lockport (IL) 60441

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Will County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Will County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Bolingbrook 74,025 Town in Illinois
Lockport 59,877 The most populous city in Will County, Illinois.
Romeoville 39,770 Town
New Lenox 27,088 Village in Illinois
Homer Glen 24,281 Village in Illinois, United States
Crest Hill 21,153 City in Will County, Illinois, United States
Mokena 20,050 City in Illinois, United States of America
Goodings Grove 18,569 City in Illinois, United States of America
Shorewood 17,495 Village in Illinois
Channahon 13,409 City in Illinois, United States of America
Frankfort Square 9,276 Census-designated place in Will County, Illinois, United States
Manhattan 8,798 Village in Illinois
Crete 8,493 Town in the U.
Braidwood 6,148 City in Will County, Illinois, United States
Wilmington 5,597 Town in Will County, Illinois, United States
Monee 5,029 City in Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Joliet distances to largest Illinois cities