Kane County, located in Illinois. Geneva is the county seat and Aurora is the largest city in the county. Formed out of LaSalle County in 836, Kane County was named in honor of Elias Kane, a United States Senator from Illinois, and the first Secretary of State of Illinois.
Kane County has a total area of 524.20 square miles of which 520.06 square miles is land and 4.14 square miles is water. Its largest cities in Kane County are situated along the Fox River.
Adjacent counties to Kane County IL include:
- McHenry County (north)
- Cook County and DuPage County (east)
- Will County (southeast)
- Kendall County (south)
- DeKalb County (west)
Area codes in the county include: 224, 331, 630, 815 and 847.
Kane County covers 21 zip codes (See Kane County IL zip code boundary map).
Cities, villages and townships in Kane County include:
Unincorporated communities in Kane County include:
- Allens Corners
- La Fox
- Plato Center
- Starks, Illinois
Kane County IL Climate
Kane County gets 36 inches of rain per year and 31 inches of snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 104. On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Kane County with July highs around 84 degrees and January lows around 12 degrees. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 45 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
Kane County IL People
As of 2012, Kane County’s population is 515,269 people with 991 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 34.5. 51.19% of people in Kane County are married. 8.46% are divorced. The average household size is 2.98 people. 39.79% of people are married with children and 11.76% have children and are single.
Kane County IL Economy
The unemployment rate in Kane County is 9.60%, with job growth of -0.33%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 29.74%. The county sales tax rate is 8.25%. Income tax is 5.00%. The income per capita is $26,580, which includes all adults and children. The median household income in Kane County is $63,957.
Kane County occupation by population:
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 16.03%
- Professional and Related Occupations 18.02%
- Service 11.96%
- Sales and Office 28.10%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.28%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 8.76%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 16.85%
Kane County IL Education and Schools
Kane County schools spend $4,887 per student. There are 19 pupils per teacher, 1,107 students per librarian and 1,110 children per counselor.
Kane County Colleges/Universities include:
- Aurora University
- Elgin Community College
- Judson University
- Rasmussen College
- Waubonsee Community College
Kane County education by population:
- 2 yr College Grad. 6.60%
- 4 yr College Grad. 19.60%
- Graduate Degrees 9.37%
- High School Grads. 81.25%
Kane County IL Real Estate and Housing
Kane County offers a wide variety of new and resale properties. Homes range from one and two-story homes, single-family homes, duplex properties, condominiums, luxury real estate and properties with views.
The median age of Kane County IL real estate is 30 years. Renters make up 21.92% of the population and 6.35% of houses and apartments in Kane County are unoccupied (vacancy rate). Visit Trulia for current average listing price and median sale price for Kane County Illinois real estate by zip code.
Hospitals/Medical Centers serving Kane County IL
- Central DuPage Hospital, serving Kane County
- Delnor Hospital
- Provena Mercy Medical Center
- Provena Saint Joseph Hospital
- Rush-Copley Medical Center
- Sherman Hospital
Kane County IL Transportation
Metra rail system and Pace bus system serve Kane County. The average one-way commute in Kane County takes 33 minutes. 79% of commuters drive their own car alone, 10% carpool with others, 3% take mass transit and 5% work from home.
The nearest major airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport with international and domestic flights from Chicago, Illinois, located 40 miles from the center of Kane County, IL. Another major airport is Chicago Midway International Airport with international and domestic flights from Chicago, located 50 miles from Kane County. Chicago Rockford International Airport has domestic flights from Rockford, located 53 miles from Kane County.
Kane County IL Community Resource Links
- Official Kane County Website
- Kane County Public Libraries
- Convention & Visitors Bureaus
- Kane County Sheriffs Office
- State of Illinois
- Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles
- Illinois State Tax Information
Kane County Illinois Real Estate Specialists
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Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we offer comprehensive real estate services in the following counties, but not limited to:
- Cook County IL Real Estate
- DuPage County IL Real Estate
- Kane County IL Real Estate
- McHenery County IL Real Estate
- Will County IL Real Estate
Please give us a call at 773.671.4663, or fill out the online contact form, and let us know how we can best serve your Kane County Illinois real estate needs!
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Cell Phone: 773.671.4663