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Welcome to Joliet ...
The city of Joliet is primarily located in Will County<1> and is the County Seat for Will County. A portion of Joliet extends into Kendall County.
The pronunciation of Joliet: JOH-lee-et<2>
When the people of Joliet refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jolietan<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Joliet has a population of 147,214 people<4> (see below for details).
Joliet is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Joliet lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Joliet: (815) and (779)<6>
The ZIP codes for Joliet: 60431-60436<7>
The community of Joliet was established in 1834.
Websites for Joliet ...
Official Website: www.ci.joliet.il.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.jolietchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Joliet had an population of 147,214 people. This is a decrease of 0.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.59% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Joliet had a population of 147,433 people (which is 21.76% of the total population of Will County). This makes Joliet the county's most populous community.
The population of Joliet represents 1.15% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 147,433 people, the population of Joliet increased 38.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 106,221 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Joliet.
Communities Also Named Joliet ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Joliet - they are located in Montana and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Joliet.
Communities near Joliet ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Joliet.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Joliet. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Joliet.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Joliet. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Joliet.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Joliet. Our list includes 67 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Joliet.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Joliet ...
Looking for more information about Joliet? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Joliet, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Joliet.
Adding Joliet to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Joliet in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Joliet was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<11>
We also found Joliet in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Joliet.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Joliet: www.ci.joliet.il.us/
The official website for Will County: www.willcountyillinois.com/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 31 May 2023