Will County, IL Demographics

The total population of Will County is estimated to be 696,774 with 348,352 males (49.99%) and 348,422 females (50.01%). There are 70 more females than males in Will County.
The median household income in Will County was $103,498 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 609(0.59%) from $102,889 in 2020. This income is 138.73% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Will County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $116,068. Overall, the median household income for the county of Will County stands at $96,668.
In Will County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $53,546 for males and $35,487 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $73,082 for males and $55,988 for females.
In Will County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $139,574, while American Indian and Alaska Native households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $59,231.
In 2022, the population of Will County was 696,757, a 0.18% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Will County's population was 697,985, an increase of 0.31% compared to a population of 695,844 in 2020.
The median age in Will County, IL is 38.3, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.88% were under the age of 15, 19.86% aged 15 to 29, 47.08% aged 30 to 64, 11.81% aged 65 to 84, and 1.37% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Will County population: 70.05% are White, 11.43% are Black or African American, 0.42% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 5.71% are Asian, 0.02% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 6.22% are some other race and 6.14% are multiracial.