Joliet is a city in Will and Kendall Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. It is the county seat of Will County. As of the 2010 census, the city was the fourth-most populated in Illinois, with a population of 147,433.
Joliet, Illinois continues to be Illinois' fastest growing city and one of the fastest growing in the United States. When Joliet was first planned in the early 1830s, it was still in Cook County. In 1836, it became the county seat of the new Will County.
. Just before the depression of 1837, Juliet incorporated as a village, but to cut tax expenses, Juliet residents soon petitioned the state to rescind that incorporation. In 1845, local residents changed the community's name from "Juliet" to "Joliet". Joliet was reincorporated as a city in 1852.
While the heart and history of Joliet is centered around the Des Plaines River Joliet actually expands across both the Des Plaines River and the DuPage River. There are several other waterways that traverse through the city limits including Hickory Creek, Spring Creek, the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal, Jackson Creek, and Aux Sable Creek. Some small lakes and bodies of water include Chase Lake, Lake Juco, Michigan Beach, the Brandon Road Quarry, and Leisure Lake.
The median income for a household in the city was $47,761, and the median income for a family was $55,870. Males had a median income of $41,909 versus $29,100 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,390. About 7.7% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
There are two casinos which originated as riverboat casino in Joliet: the Hollywood Casino near Channahon and a Harrah's hotel and casino downtown. Joliet is the only city in the State of Illinois to have two casinos.
There are also many restaurants and shops, including the Westfield Louis Joliet mall, located on Route 30, near where it intersects I-55.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Bianca Hair Braiding - Category: Hair Salons - 120 S Larkin Ave # 4
Joliet, IL 60436 (815) 725-4591
Davi Hair Braiding - Category: Hair Salons - 254 Ruby St. Joliet, IL 60435 (815) 722-0870
Hair Cafe Salon - Category: Hair Salons - 300 S Larkin Ave, Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 725-9292 - (reviews)
Sylvia African Hair Braiding - Category: Hair Salons - 820 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435 (815) 744-4369
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Bayside Fishery & Ribs II, Joliet - Category: BBQ - 236 E Cass St, Joliet, IL 60432
Chicago Style Ribs - Category: Burgers, Barbecue, Wings, Ribs - 219 N Chicago St
Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 723-0733
Family Choice Restaurant - Category: Southern, Soul Food - 318 S Chicago St
Joliet, IL 60436 (815) 724-0144
James BBQ Chicken & Fish - Category: BBQ - 48 Mcdonough St
Joliet, IL 60436 (815) 722-8128
Louisiana Barbeque - Category: BBQ - 1220 Richards St # C
Joliet, IL 60433 (815) 774-0131
Smokin' Grill BBQ & Soul Food - Category: Soul Food/BBQ Restaurants - 368 W. Jefferson Joliet, IL 60435 (815) 722-0772 - (reviews)
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