Channahon, Illinois

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Channahon, Illinois

Introduction to Channahon, Illinois

Channahon, Illinois, in Will county, is 10 miles SW of Joliet, Illinois and 42 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village has a population of 7,344.

Channahon History

The community developed at the confluence of three rivers, the Des Plaines, Du Page and Kankakee Rivers. Channahon is the Potawatomie word for 'meeting of the waters.' The Potawatomie Native Americans originally inhabited the area, and the first Europeans arrived in the area in 1832 in search of good farmland. In 1962, the community was officially incorporated as a village.

Channahon and nearby Attractions

  • Frankfort Historical Museum
  • Des Plaines State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  • Lockport Pioneer Settlement
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Morton Arboretum

Things To Do In Channahon

The Bird Haven Greenhouse and Conservatory, Keller's Farmstand, the Cornmaze and Pumpkin Patch, and the Statesville Haunted Prison are some popular local destinations. Local museums include the Lemont Area Historical Society and Museum, the Glady Fox Museum, the Exploration Station, and the Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum. The Three Rivers Public Library is the local library. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Woodruff Golf Course, the Silver Oaks Golf Course or at the Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Course.

Channahon Transportation

Chicago Midway International is the nearest major airport.

Channahon Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Joliet Junior College, Wheaton College and North Central College.

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High Points

Channahon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Channahon People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Channahon Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Channahon Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Channahon, Illinois

Comparing Channahon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Age of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 6
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 5 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 5
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Channahon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SW of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60410
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.429
Longitude -88.228

Channahon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
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Channahon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,344 100%
Male 3,774 51.4%
Female 3,570 48.6%
Under 18 2,411 32.8%
18+ 4,933 67.2%
65+ 387 5.3%
Median Age 33.5
Average Family Size 3.47
White 7,140 97.2%
African-American 31 0.4%
Asian 20 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 70 1%
Mixed Race 75 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 267 3.6%

Estimated Channahon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,218
Growth 4,874
Growth % 66.4%

Channahon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 23.6%
Irish 14.3%
Italian 13.2%
Polish 6.1%
US/American 5.2%
English 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Norwegian 3.8%
Dutch 2.4%
Croatian 2.3%
Slovene 2.2%
Swedish 2.1%
Czech 2.1%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Greek 1.7%
Hungarian 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Slovak 1%
Ukrainian 0.8%
European 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
British 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Channahon 7,344 $74,481
Diamond 1,393 $49,688
Elwood 1,620 $60,707
Minooka 3,971 $81,190
Rockdale 1,888 $47,232
Shorewood 7,686 $81,759
Wilmington 5,134 $53,648

Channahon Public Libraries

Three Rivers Public Lib. Dist.
Channahon, Illinois
(815) 467-6200
Library Web Site

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