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JOLIET, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County WILL           
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 77,956 76,836 106,221 147,433 147,433 Avg. Winter Temp 27.00 F -2.78 C County 324,460 357,313 502,266 677,560 677,560 Avg. Summer Temp 76.00 F 24.40 C Labor 0 0 46,292 73,233 73,373 Avg. Annual Rainfall 33.00 In 83.80 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 30.00 In 76.20 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MANAGER / COUNCIL / CITY      Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan No             - Rev. 1978       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  4    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department          207          2          0
    Police Department          314         40         51
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   6
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  12
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops  32  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   6  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  11  Assets $  1,939,337,900
     Savings and Loans   2  Assets $ 40,628,241,750
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   7 Federal   6 State
Interstates Serving Community I-80, I-55, I-57                                  
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   5
               Local Carriers  15
          Interstate Carriers  53
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT
                     Local NO    22 MI 35 KM
       Commercial Airlines   32   Flights per day 2060

    Nearest Public Airport JOLIET PARK DISTRICT AIRPORT
                     Local YES   3 MI    5 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  2,937 FT     896 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water YES
            Name of Waterway DES PLANES RIVER         
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge YES
               Channel Depth     9 FT      3 M
            Length Of Season 12 Months
           Public Dock Local NO     0 MI    0 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           674     1,078       3         2
Chicago            38        61       0         0
Cleveland         335       536       3         1
Dallas            887     1,419       2         2
Denver            966     1,546       2         2
Detroit           266       426       3         1
Kansas City       469       750       1         1
Los Angeles     2,024     3,238       3         4
Memphis           500       800       2         1
Minneapolis       435       696       2         1
New Orleans       882     1,411       2         2
New York          802     1,283       4         2
St. Louis         255       408       2         1
Seattle         2,013     3,221       5         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
EJ&E                                   
CSX                                    
SANTA FE                               
CANADIAN NAT'L/IL CENTRAL              
SOUTHERN PACIFIC                       

Piggyback Service YES    0 MI    0 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
SERVICE BY AMTRAK AND METRA RAIL (RTA).

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source RIVER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity       16,500,000          62,700,000
            Treatment Capacity                0                   0
          Average Daily Demand       18,900,000          71,820,000
             Peak Daily Demand       26,200,000          99,560,000
               Excess Capacity        7,300,000          27,740,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity       35,400,000         134,520,000
                  Present Load       31,200,000         118,560,000
               Excess Capacity        4,200,000          15,960,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier SBC                                               
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T MCI   

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds    480
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   270
            Dentists in Community   190
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary               29     1,095      10,008
Junior High               4       598       4,560
High School               3       470       8,151
Trade & Technical         1        14         680
Community College         1       708      15,676
Four-Yr College           1        96       1,517
University                1        96       1,157

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.5

Remarks
ACT SCORE IS FOR JOLIET, TROY & PLAINFIELD SCHOOL 
DISTRICT.  JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE ESTABLISHED IN 
1901 IS THE NATION'S OLDEST PUBLIC COMMUNITY 
COLLEGE.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CATERPILLAR CO.            EARTHMOVING EQUIP       1,119  IAMAW, IGUA         0
                         
COMMONWEALTH EDISON        ELECTRIC UTILITY CO.    2,481  IBEW                0
                         
MOBIL OIL CORP.            REFINERY                  650  NONE                0
                         
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL        GENERAL HOSPITAL        2,287  NONE                0
                         
SILVER CROSS HOSPITAL      GENERAL HOSPITAL        1,865  NONE                0
                         
JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE      COMMUNITY COLLEGE         785  AFT                 0
                         
EMPRESS                    RIVERBOAT GAMBLING        985                      0
                         
HARRAH'S                   RIVERBOAT GAMBLING      1,123                      0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for JOLIET                                  
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force    73,373
             Unemployed   9,312
             Percentage  12.70%
         Total Employed    64,061
          Manufacturing  20.40%
      Non-Manufacturing  78.80%
            Agriculture   0.80%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   8
            Number won by union   4
          Number won by company   4
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   4
   Number of employees involved      24

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Reg 4 NE       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 22.00  $ 42.25   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.28  $ 28.75
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.94  $ 16.68   Office Clerk             $  9.94  $ 16.81
Assembler-Production     $  8.95  $ 16.21   Secretary                $ 11.26  $ 19.03
Computer Operator        $ 13.95  $ 26.21   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 12.68  $ 21.21
Computer Programmer      $ 23.97  $ 43.79   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.61  $ 17.35
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.19  $ 16.55   Systems Analyst          $ 24.72  $ 42.25
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.72  $ 16.95   Technician               $ 15.91  $ 29.53
Engineer                 $ 22.65  $ 39.97   Tool & Die Maker         $ 16.62  $ 29.39
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.08  $ 14.60   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.45  $ 16.69
Laborer                  $  8.89  $ 25.95   Welder                   $ 12.42  $ 20.60
Machinist                $ 12.13  $ 22.43   Word Processor           $ 12.77  $ 20.10

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2ND QUARTER 2010 FROM IL DEPT OF 
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      30        Protestant Churches 134
                 Number of Rooms   2,393          Catholic Churches  24
                     Restaurants      35          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     600              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       3               Health Clubs   7
            Public Tennis Courts       2      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
PUBLIC BOATING, LOUIS JOLIET RENAISSANCE 
CONVENTION CTR, HISTORICAL RIALTO THEATER, WILL 
JOLIET BICENTENNIAL PARK, NEW WEST SIDE PUBLIC 
LIBRARY, RT 66 & CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY-RACETRACKS; 
HARRAH'S & EMPRESS RIVERBOAT GAMBLING; SILVER 
CROSSFIELD MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PARK, (con't)

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  8.75%
    City  1.0000%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.5351%          2010       2007              Electricity  2.34%
  School  5.5100%         7.3900%    6.9124%            Natural Gas  3.00%
Other(s)  0.9200%                                         Telephone  6.00%
   Total  7.9600%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
COMMUNITY FACILITIES CON'T: SPLASH STATION WATER 
PARK, CHALLENGE PARK-EXTREME SPORTS.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Jim Haller, Director                 Kendall Jackson/Barb Newberg       
Community & Econ Dev                 Planners, Comm & Econ Dev
City of Joliet                       City of Joliet                     
150 West Jefferson Street            150 West Jefferson Street          
Joliet, IL  60432                    Joliet, IL  60432    
Phone (815) 724-4043                 Phone (815) 724-4047
  Fax (815) 724-4056                   Fax (815) 724-4056

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60432           Rep Dist            85    82                    
                            Senate Dist        43    41                     
                            Congressional Dist  4               


Remarks
City of Joliet Website: www.cityofjoliet.info.
E-mail: kjackson@jolietcity.org.

Last updated 08/02/2012
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