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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,329
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens9.3%
Employed Population 16+6,172
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married62.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.4%
Median Earnings25+$49,298
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$43,155
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,952

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,904
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone12.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,333
Median House Value$195,400

Ancestry

German28.8%
Irish21.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.9%
Polish13%
Italian11.2%
English5.9%
Swedish3.2%
French Except Basque2.9%
Lithuanian2.8%
Slovene1.9%
Dutch1.8%
Slovak1.7%
Czech1.5%
Norwegian1.5%
Greek1.3%
Hungarian1.2%
Croatian1.2%
Russian0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Belgian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Channahon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Will County
Standard Zip Codes60410
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.43
Approximate Longitude-88.21

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)

StationJOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationGEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationKANKAKEE METRO WASTWTR
Distance27.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Diamond2,733$64,038
Elwood2,144$76,125
Minooka11,786$87,363
Rockdale2,151$63,145

Channahon Public Libraries

Three Rivers Public Library District
25207 WEST CHANNON DRIVE
Channahon, Illinois
(815) 467-6200

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Channahon Public Schools

Channahon Junior High School
24917 W Sioux Dr
ZIP: 60410
(815) 467-4314
Middle
Total Enrollment 322
N B Galloway Elem School
24805 W Roberts Rd
ZIP: 60410
(815) 467-4311
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Pioneer Path
24920 S Sage St
ZIP: 60410
(815) 467-4312
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Three Rivers School
24150 S Ford Rd
ZIP: 60410
(815) 467-4313
Middle
Total Enrollment 290

Channahon Private Schools

Families Of Faith Christian Academy
24466 W Eames St
ZIP: 60410
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
Kidz Korner Early Learning Center
25850 W Eames St
ZIP: 60410
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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