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  •   State: 
    Will County
      County all: 
    Will | Cook
      County FIPS: 
    17197 | 17031
    41°29′53″N 87°50′58″W
      Area total: 
    15.79 sq mi (40.91 km²)
      Area land: 
    15.79 sq mi (40.91 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    1879; Incorporated 1879
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Frankfort, Will County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,285.04 residents per square mile of area (496.14/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Frankfort is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States, with a small portion in Cook County. The name "Frankfort" was taken from Frankfort Township designated by the governing board of Will County. Frankfort is located at 41°2953N 87°5058W (41.498133, -87.849549) According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Frankfort has a total area of 15.79 square miles (40.90 km²),all land. In 2007 the village ranked as the 36th fastest growing suburb in the United States. The Village is home to a park called Commissioners Park and some schools like Lincoln-Way East High School and Dr. Julian Rogus School. In 1879, the village of Frankfort was incorporated, and elected John McDonald as the first Village President. The first pioneers came to Frankfort in the early 1830s by means of the Des Plaines River from the southwest and by wagon from the east along the Sauk Trail, a roadway that still exists today. William Rice, the first non-native settler, made a permanent settlement inFrankfort in 1831. Later in the 1840s German settlers migrated from Germany to the area and bought most of the fertile farm land from the "Yankees", who were more inclined to provide services for local needs. The German settlers implemented the first system of resident concern for local lands, which has been maintained ever since. An unincorporated area north of the village is a census-ated place known as Frankfort Square.


The name "Frankfort" was taken from Frankfort Township designated by the governing board of Will County. Local residents incorporated Frankfort as a village in 1879. It also has some reference to the major German city of Frankfurt. It was commonly known as 'Frankfort Station' after the opening of the Joliet & Northern Indiana Railroad through the township in 1855. The official plat of the community dated March 1855 shows the name as'Frankfort' The name was always Frankfort, according to deed abstracts and railroad documents. It is now part of the city of Bloomington, Indiana, which was incorporated as a city in 1881. The name Frankfort is now used to refer to the city's central business district, as well as the nearby town of Noblesville, where the city was incorporated in 1883. The city's name was changed to Frankfort after the railroad was completed in 1885. The town's name is still used as a nickname for the city. It has a population of about 2,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in the town of Frankfort and its surrounding areas. The community was originally known as Frankfort Station, but the name was later changed to 'Frank Fort' The town was incorporated into Bloomington as a town in 18 1979. It became Frankfort in 1882. The current name of the town is Frankfort on the plat of 1855, though the official plat dates it to 1855 as well. The village was originally called Frankfort.


First inhabited by Native Americans, including the Potawatomi and Sac and Fox tribes, Frankfort was used as a conduit between the Des Plaines and St. Joseph rivers. The first pioneers came to Frankfort in the early 1830s. In 1855 the Joliet and Northern Indiana Railroad built a line through an area linking Joliet, Illinois, with Lake Station, Indiana. It was commonly referred to as "Frankfort Station" because of the railroad depot located there. John McDonald became the first railroad agent in 1857. The village was incorporated in 1879, and elected John McDonald as the first Village President. Frankfort Township was named by Frederick Cappel after his native city, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The town was originally part of the Hickory Creek Precinct. Will County was originally divided into ten precincts. The county, in 1850, was changed to the township form of government. The city of Frankfort is located in Will County, Illinois. It is located on the Illinois-Indiana border and was once known as the Frankfort Junction. It has a population of around 2,000 people, and is home to a public library, a post office, a theater, a bowling alley, and a golf course. The area was once part of Virginia Territory before the French signed a treaty with Manitoqua, the Potawaatomi chief, for land in the Prestwick area. In the 1840s German settlers migrated from Germany. They proved to be very industrious and experienced farmers as they soon bought most of the fertile farm land from the "Yankees".


Frankfort is located at 41°2953N 87°5058W (41.498133, -87.849549).According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Frankfort has a total area of 15.79 square miles (40.90 km²),all land. An unincorporated area north of the village of Frankfort (in Frankfort Township) is a census-designated place known as Frankfort Square. The Village is bordering Richton Park to the east, Tinley Park, Frank Fort Square and Matteson to the northeast, Mokena and New Lenox to the west and Monee and University Parkto the southeast. The village is located on the Illinois Turnpike, which runs through Frankfort. It is also on the Chicago River, which flows through the village. The town is located in the Illinois River Valley, which also runs through the town. Frankfort is a part of the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the cities of Chicago, Bloomington, and Bloomington East, as well as the towns of Bloomington West, Blooming Grove, and Westfield. It has a population of 2,816. The city's population was 2,715 in the 2010 census. The population is expected to rise to 2,917 in the 2020 census, according to the town's official estimate. The community is located near the Illinois-Indiana state line, which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Chicago.


As of the 2020 census there were 20,296 people, 6,072 households, and 5,305 families residing in the village. There were 6,902 housing units at an average density of 437.00 per square mile (168.73/km²) The racial makeup of the village was 80.96% White, 8.65% African American, 0.13% Native American, 3.25% Asian, 1.30% Pacific Islander, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.38% of the population. The median income for a household in theVillage was $140,731, and the median income. for a family was $151,518. The per capita income for the Village was $51,278. About 2.3% of families and 2.6% of residents were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and1.2% ofThose age 65 or over. The village's age distribution consisted of 29.7% under the age of 18, 6. 6% from 18 to 24, 16. 7% from 25 to 44, 30.7%. The median age was 41.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there are 95.5 males. The average household size was 3.42 and the average family size was3.13.


Frankfort is divided between two congressional districts. Most of the village is in Illinois's 1st congressional district. A small portion in Cook County is in the 2nd district. The village is located on the Illinois River, which flows through Cook County. The river is a major source of water for the village. The town is home to the Illinois State Museum, which was established in 1872. The Illinois State Senate is located in Frankfort, Illinois. The state House of Representatives is in Chicago, Illinois, which is in neighboring Sangamon County, which has a population of about 2,000. The U.S. Senate is in Springfield, Illinois; the state's first district is the 1st district, while the second district is in Sangamo County, where Frankfort is located. The city's mayor is Democrat Danny Cevallos, who was first elected in 1974. He was re-elected in 1980 and 1988. The current mayor is Republican Tom Corbett, who took office in 2010, and was elected again in 2012. The mayor is a Democrat, as was his predecessor, Democrat Rod Blagojevich, who died in office in 2012, and his wife, Democrat Mary Burke, in 2008, and 2013.


Frankfort is home to Lincoln-Way East High School. The former district's middle school "Hickory Creek" is ranked 5th in the state. Frankfort is also home to Summit Hill District 161, which serves residents of Frankfort. The town is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the city. The Frankfort High School football team won state championships in 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009. The school also won a state championship in Boys Gymnastics (2006, 2011) and Girls Track & Field (2014, 2015, 2016), Girls Cheerleading (2014-2015, 2017), Summer League Baseball, and Marching Band (2007, 2008). The town also has a high school that won state titles in Football (2005, 2017, 2019), Girls Softball (2002), Boys GymNastics (2006, 2011), Girls Track and Field (2014, 2015 and 2016), and Summer League baseball (2011). The school's high school football team has won state Championships in Football, Football, Softball, and Baseball. The high school's cheerleading team has also won State Championships in 2007, 2009, and 2014. The district also has two high schools that have won State Championship titles in Boys and Girls Gymnastic (2011, 2013, 2014) and Baseball (2011 and 2013). The high schools are located in the Frankfort School District 157C and the Summit Hill School District 161. As of 2018, the district has a combined enrollment of 1,856 students.

Notable residents

Nick Allegretti, Super Bowl LIV Champion and Guard for the Kansas City Chiefs.Lou Boudreau, Hall of Fame baseball player.Dennis DeYoung, former lead singer of the rock band Styx.Jason Vander Laan, Current football tight end playing for the Carolina Panthers.Erika Lauren, member of MTVs The Real World: D.C. cast and former radio personality on The Alan Cox Show WMMS (100.7 FM) in Cleveland, Ohio.George E. Sangmeister (1931-2007), member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois. He was a childhood resident of Frankfort, where his father was the Mayor. He has served in the House since 2003. He is the son of former Mayor George Sangmeisters, who was a member of Congress from Illinois from 1979 to 1987. He served as the House Majority Leader from 1987 to 1989. He also served as Speaker of the House from 1989 to 1991. He currently serves as the Majority Leader of the Senate from 2009 to 2010. He previously served as House Minority Leader from 1995 to 1998. He had served as Mayor of Frank Fort from 1987 until his resignation in 1998. His father was Mayor ofFrankfort from 1978 to 1989, and served as President of the United States Senate from 1998 to 2001. His son is currently serving as the Senate Majority Leader for Illinois from 2007 to 2010, and has served as Senate Minority Leader since 2001. The city has a population of 1.2 million.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Frankfort, Will County, Illinois = 77. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 36. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 70. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Frankfort = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 20,296 individuals with a median age of 37.5 age the population grows by 38.32% in Frankfort, Will County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,285.04 residents per square mile of area (496.14/km²). There are average 2.98 people per household in the 4,774 households with an average household income of $99,510 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.06%. The number of physicians in Frankfort per 100,000 population = 98.7.


The annual rainfall in Frankfort = 36.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 16.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 90. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 192. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 13.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Frankfort, Will County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 89.50%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 15 years with median home cost = $289,670 and home appreciation of 0.00%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.40 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,929 per student. There are 18 students for each teacher in the school, 5966 students for each Librarian and 2983 students for each Counselor. 5.63% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 24.93% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 16.70% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Frankfort's population in Will County, Illinois of 2,018 residents in 1900 has increased 10,06-fold to 20,296 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.36% female residents and 48.64% male residents live in Frankfort, Will County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Frankfort, Will County, Illinois are married and the remaining 27.56% are single population.

  • 35.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Frankfort require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.49% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 4.66% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 6.98% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 5.76% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Frankfort, Will County, Illinois, 89.50% are owner-occupied homes, another 7.25% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.24% are vacant.

  • The 52.41% of the population in Frankfort, Will County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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