36th Fastest Growing County In the Nation
Will County, Illinois
Will County is the 36th fastest growing county in America
based on percent of growth between January 2000 and July 2006
for all counties that began the period with more than ten thousand residents, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau
Will County which was founded in 1836, had already grown in
population to 502,267 by the year 2000. But in the six years
that marked the beginning of the 21st Century, the county
increased the number of residents by 33 percent bringing the
estimated total population in July 2006 to 668,217.
The astounding growth of the last six years has made Will
County the second fastest growing county in the Prairie State
of Illinois and the 36th fastest in the nation.
It is difficult to determine how the growth may have affected
the price of homes in the area but in 2000 the median cost for
a home within the 837 square mile jurisdiction of Will County