Essex Township, Kankakee County, Illinois

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Essex Township
Location in Kankakee County
Location in Kankakee County
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°09′32″N 88°11′19″W / 41.15889°N 88.18861°W / 41.15889; -88.18861Coordinates: 41°09′32″N 88°11′19″W / 41.15889°N 88.18861°W / 41.15889; -88.18861
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Established August 1, 1855
 • Supervisor Robert Bice
 • Total 36.23 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land 35.64 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water 0.59 sq mi (1.5 km2)  1.63%
Elevation 584 ft (178 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,480
 • Density 41.5/sq mi (16.0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60424, 60481, 60913, 60917, 60935, 60941, 60961
GNIS feature ID 0428980

Essex Township is one of seventeen townships in Kankakee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,480 and it contained 686 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.23 square miles (93.8 km2), of which 35.64 square miles (92.3 km2) (or 98.37%) is land and 0.59 square miles (1.5 km2) (or 1.63%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: North Essex and South Essex.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Lagrange Airport
  • Rashs Acres Airport


The township is governed by an elected Town Board of a Supervisor and four Trustees. The Township also has an elected Assessor, Clerk, Highway Commissioner and Supervisor. The Township Office is located at 315 North Pine, Essex, IL 60935.

Political districts[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Herscher Community Unit School District 2
  • Reed Custer Community Unit School District 255U


  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

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