Manteno, Illinois

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Manteno, Illinois

Introduction to Manteno, Illinois

Located in Kankakee county, Manteno, Illinois is 23 miles SE of Joliet, Illinois (center to center) and 43 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The population of the village is 6,414 residents.

Manteno History

Manteno, a village in Kankakee county, was named after the daughter of one of the region's earliest settlers, Francois Bourbonnais, Jr.; however, the spelling of the name varies from book to book: Oliver W. Barnard spells it as Mantenau, some as Mawteno, and others as Manteno. It is believed that the name is an Anglicized version of a Potawatomi word, 'manito' or 'manitou', meaning 'spirit'. Due to her Indian origin, the settler's daughter was granted a section of land in the present-day territory of northeastern Kankakee county by the treaty of Camp Tippecanoe, which took city on December 20, 1832. Originally, both Kankakee and Iroquois counties were part of the Will county, Illinois. The Kankakee county was incorporated on February 11, 1853, comprising of six townships. Manteno remained a part of the township of Rockville until it was officially incorporated on March 12, 1855.

Manteno and nearby Attractions

  • Manteno Historical Society Museum
  • Aspen Ridge Golf Course
  • Kankakee Model Railroad Club and Museum
  • Hidden Cove Family Fun Park
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

Things To Do In Manteno

The area is home to a number of local museums, such as the Manteno Historical Society Museum, Kankakee Model Railroad Club and Museum, and Kankakee county Historical Museum. The Aspen Ridge Golf Course, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, and The Hidden Family Park are nearby.

Manteno Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Chicago Midway International Airport.

Manteno Higher Education

Higher education is available at Olivet Nazarene University, Governors State University, and Prairie State College.

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 17% Manteno Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Manteno, Illinois

Comparing Manteno 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
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 5
Age of the Population 5 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 7
Median Family Income 7 8
College Educated Adults 4 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 6

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Manteno Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SE of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Kankakee
Standard Zip Codes 60950
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.25
Longitude -87.831

Manteno Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.5 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
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
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Manteno Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,414 100%
Male 3,166 49.4%
Female 3,248 50.6%
Under 18 1,687 26.3%
18+ 4,727 73.7%
65+ 930 14.5%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3
White 6,272 97.8%
African-American 17 0.3%
Asian 13 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.2%
Other 63 1%
Mixed Race 37 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 181 2.8%

Estimated Manteno Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,955
Growth 1,541
Growth % 24%

Manteno 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 25.4%
Irish 13.8%
US/American 9.6%
Polish 8.2%
Italian 6.6%
English 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
French (except Basque) 6.2%
Dutch 3.2%
Swedish 3.1%
French Canadian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Scottish 1.1%
Belgian 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Croatian 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Manteno 6,414 $56,077
Bourbonnais 15,256 $57,086
Bradley 12,784 $47,984
Grant Park 1,358 $55,250
Kankakee 27,491 $36,428
Momence 3,171 $45,379
Peotone 3,385 $61,768

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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Student/teacher ratio: 6.2

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Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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