Mokena, Illinois

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Mokena is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 14,583 at the 2000 census, with a special census conducted in 2007. The 2007 census showed that the population of the village increased to 18,669 people residing within the corporate limits. As of 2009, the population had risen to 19,251 people.



Mokena is located at 41°32′4″N 87°52′37″W / 41.53444°N 87.87694°W / 41.53444; -87.87694.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.5 km²), all of it land.


Mokena is served by Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, students attend Lincoln-Way East High School, Lincoln-Way Central High School, and Lincoln-Way North High School. Elementary school services are provided by one of four school districts: Mokena School District 159, New Lenox School District 122, Frankfort School District 157C, and Summit Hill School District 161. Higher education is provided through Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, and through Rasmussen College.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,583 people, 4,703 households, and 3,912 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,432.4 people per square mile (938.4/km²). There were 4,848 housing units at an average density of 808.6/sq mi (312.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.87% White, 0.49% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.89% of the population.

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