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Encyclopedia > Mokena, Illinois

Mokena is a village located in Will County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 14,583.


Mokena is located at 41°32'4" North, 87°52'37" West (41.534414, -87.876873)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 15.5 km˛ (6.0 mi˛). 15.5 km˛ (6.0 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 14,583 people, 4,703 households, and 3,912 families residing in the village. The population density is 938.4/km˛ (2,432.4/mi˛). There are 4,848 housing units at an average density of 312.0/km˛ (808.6/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 96.87% White, 0.49% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 2.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,703 households out of which 48.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% are non-families. 14.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.10 and the average family size is 3.46.

In the village the population is spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $74,703, and the median income for a family is $82,599. Males have a median income of $58,226 versus $31,522 for females. The per capita income for the village is $26,737. 1.0% of the population and 0.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.6% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Mokena official website (http://www.mokena.org/)

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The village of Mokena is located in the northeastern region of the Prairie State.
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These homes generally have three or four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, a basement, a fireplace and a two-car garage and are priced from approximately $250,000 to $400,000.
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