Demographics

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    Resident Population Data

    Description Data
    2020 Census Population52,533
    2010 Census Population50,063
    Total Growth2,470
    Percentage Growth4.9%

    Grundy County Economic Snapshot

    To view the current Grundy County Economic Snapshot, click here.

    Economic Data

    Grundy County Illinois Nation
    Median Household Income$81,764$72,563$69,021
    Mean Household Income$98,728$100,719$97,196
    Per Capita Income$38,206$39,571$37,638
    % of all people below poverty line6.1%11.8%12.6%
    Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes)28.828.726.8

    Source: 2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Accessed July 2023.

    Labor Force and Unemployment Rate 2023

    County Labor Force Employed Unemployment Rate December 2023 Unemployment Rate December 2022
    Grundy25,918 24,772 4.4 %4.9%
    Kankakee51,88848,8435.9%4.7%
    Kendall71,59569,0573.5%3.8%
    La Salle51,87048,9815.6%4.5%
    Livingston15,58214,9614.0%3.4%
    Will362,978348,5974.0%4.3%
    State of Illinois6,404,2116,134,2494.2%4.0%

    Source: IDES.

    Race & Ethnicity DATA

    Total Population 52,533 100%
    White alone45,10685.9%
    Black or African American alone8651.6%
    American Indian & Alaska Native alone1850.4%
    Asian alone4820.9%
    Hawaiian/Pacific Islander alone260.04%
    Two or more races4,0917.8%
    Some other race alone1,7783.4%
    Hispanic or Latino (of any race)5,71210.9%

    Source: 2020 Decennial Census.

    Grundy County Large Employers

    Company Products/Services Employees
    Morris HospitalMedical1350
    Exelon - Dresden StationElectricity Generation900
    D ConstructionConstruction550
    Costco Meat Processing FacilityManufacturing516
    Procter & GambleDistribution Facility500
    GraingerDistribution Facility450
    Trader Joe'sDistribution Facility450
    CostcoDistribution Facility415
    WalmartRetail350
    LyondellBasellPolymer Resins320
    Jewel-OscoRetail250
    Chicago AerosolManufacturing241
    NFIDistribution Facility218
    Kellogg'sDistribution Facility200
    US Cold StorageDistribution Facility190
    Aux Sable Liquid ProductsNatural Gas Fractionation179
    MenardsRetail140
    Mondelez/RyderDistribution Facility125
    Northfield BlockManufacturing124
    Utility Concrete ProductsManufacturing110
    NouryonSpecialty Chemicals100
    A & R DistributionIntermodal Distribution83
    ALDI, Inc.Distribution Facility75
    Primus ElectronicsDistribution Facility72
    Reichhold ChemicalsManufacturing71
    Sponge CushionManufacturing70
    Ritchie BrothersEquipment Auction67
    BMWDistribution Facility65
    Dibble TruckingTransportation Services55
    Rezin OrthopedicsMedical50
    MetalstampDistribution Facility50

    County Profile

    Community Profiles

    The GEDC and the Grundy County Chamber are seeking proposals for an Economic Diversification and Resiliency Plan for Grundy County. To learn more and to view the full RFP, click here. Submissions accepted via email until February 9, 2024 at 4 PM.