Get to know Joliet, IL

A southwestern suburb about 40 miles from Chicago, Joliet is the 4th largest city in Illinois and the county seat of Will County.  Joliet is sometimes called the “City of Champions” for the many state and national titles won by the local high schools.  The city, once a stopping point on historic Route 66, was the location of the first Dairy Queen and is the only city in Illinois to have two casinos.  The city is known for the Chicagoland Speedway, which hosts annual NASCAR events, drawing thousands of fans each year.  It is also home to one of the world’s most beautiful theaters, the Rialto Square Theatre, which is commonly referred to as the “Jewel of Joliet”.  Joliet decreased in size from 1980-2000, when more residents opted to move to Aurora or other western suburbs, but has seen growth in the last two decades.

Quick Facts

Population: 147,918

Median Household Income: $60,976

Median Property Value: $163,900


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