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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 9,251
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,576
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.8%
Median Earnings25+ $40,807
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $34,792
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,304

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,225
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $905
Median House Value $185,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.3%
Irish 20.1%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station KANKAKEE METRO WASTWTR
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
Station PARK FOREST
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bourbonnais 18,656 $73,240
Bradley 15,763 $71,098
Grant Park 1,270 $75,000

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

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50 WEST DIVISION STREET
Manteno, Illinois
(815) 468-3323
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Manteno High Schools

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MANTENO HIGH SCHOOL
443 N MAPLE ST
815-928-7101
Serves 507 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

INDIAN OAKS ACADEMY
101 BRAMBLE
815-802-3753
A Special Education School
Serves 87 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.2

KANKAKEE M S U
37040 S ILL RTE 102
815-476-5201
A Non-traditional School
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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