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Overview

Introduction to Channahon, Illinois

Channahon, Illinois, in Will county, is 10 miles SW of Joliet, Illinois and 42 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois.

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.

People

Total Population 12,845
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,413
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 62.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.4%
Median Earnings25+ $46,560
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,036
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,914

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,824
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 11.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,425
Median House Value $187,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 20.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
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
Station GEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
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
Station KANKAKEE METRO WASTWTR
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Diamond 2,612 $76,875
Elwood 2,130 $62,390

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Channahon Public Libraries

Library
Three Rivers Public Lib. Dist.
25207 W CHANNON DR
Channahon, Illinois
(815) 467-6200
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