Kankakee Township, Kankakee County, Illinois

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Kankakee Township
Kankakee Amtrak Station City Name.JPG
Location in Kankakee County
Location in Kankakee County
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°06′28″N 87°51′27″W / 41.10778°N 87.85750°W / 41.10778; -87.85750Coordinates: 41°06′28″N 87°51′27″W / 41.10778°N 87.85750°W / 41.10778; -87.85750
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Established March 12, 1855
 • Supervisor Larry Enz
 • Total 18.45 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 • Land 17.97 sq mi (46.5 km2)
 • Water 0.48 sq mi (1.2 km2)  2.60%
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 26,422
 • Density 1,533.3/sq mi (592.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 60901
FIPS code 17-091-38947

Kankakee Township is one of seventeen townships in Kankakee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 27,558 and it contained 11,219 housing units.[2] This township has the smallest area in the county, but is second largest in population.


Kankakee Township was formed from a portion of Bourbonnais Township on March 12, 1855.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 18.45 square miles (47.8 km2), of which 17.97 square miles (46.5 km2) (or 97.40%) is land and 0.48 square miles (1.2 km2) (or 2.60%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these four cemeteries: Mound Grove, Mount Calvary, Old State Hospital and State Hospital.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Benoit Airport
  • Kankakee Valley Airport (north quarter)
  • Riverside Medical Center Heliport
  • Saint Marys Hospital Heliport



Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201626,422[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


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 187 South Schuyler Avenue, Suite 410, Kankakee, IL 60901.

Political districts[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Herscher Community Unit School District 2
  • Kankakee School District 111


  • "Kankakee Township, Kankakee County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

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