Pembroke Township, Kankakee County, Illinois

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Pembroke Township
Location in Kankakee County
Location in Kankakee County
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°03′49″N 87°35′37″W / 41.06361°N 87.59361°W / 41.06361; -87.59361Coordinates: 41°03′49″N 87°35′37″W / 41.06361°N 87.59361°W / 41.06361; -87.59361
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Established February 17, 1877
 • Mayor Mark Hodge
 • Total 52.42 sq mi (135.8 km2)
 • Land 52.42 sq mi (135.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 2,072
 • Density 40.8/sq mi (15.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60954, 60964
FIPS code 17-091-58538

Pembroke Township is one of seventeen townships in Kankakee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,140 and it contained 1,062 housing units.[2] Pembroke Township was formed from parts of Momence township on February 17, 1877.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 52.42 square miles (135.8 km2), all land.[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 the Guiding Star Memorial Cemetery.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 2,072 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


As of November 11, 2009, according to a CBS newspaper article, the government fired the police force and closed two of three elementary schools. Currently, the County Sheriff provides patrols. Almost half the working age adults are out of work. Pembroke was once home to a Nestle Corporation factory where more than 100 people worked.


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 PO Box A, Hopkins Park, IL 60944.

Political districts[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259
  • St. Anne Community Consolidated School District 256
  • St. Anne Community High School District 302


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes by Dave Baron, 2016, Southern Illinois University Press

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