Minooka, Illinois

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Minooka is a village in Grundy, Kendall, and Will Counties, Illinois, United States.[1] The population was 3,971 at the 2000 census. Minooka currently has two high schools in its district, a campus for juniors and seniors and a newer campus for freshman and sophomores. Minooka School District 201 (elementary district) has a total of 5 schools and is scheduled to have 7 next year. Minooka has continuously been growing and has many new subdivisions.



Minooka is located at 41°27′17″N 88°15′36″W / 41.45472°N 88.26°W / 41.45472; -88.26 (41.454849, -88.260084).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.62%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,971 people, 1,315 households, and 1,088 families residing in the village. More recently, the estimated number of residents in 2010 is around 8,000. The population density was 931.5 people per square mile (359.9/km²). There were 1,338 housing units at an average density of 313.9/sq mi (121.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.04% White, 0.25% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.85% of the population.

There were 1,315 households out of which 49.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

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