Two Chicagoland Counties Boast Top 25 Job Growth Nationally

maps_ilcountyChicagoland can lay claim to some strong job growth in the south and southwest suburban counties over the past decade.  If the economy’s got you down and you’re looking to relocate, consider these suburban Chicago residential real estate locations for your new home.
Will and Kendall made Money Magazine’s list of the top 25 counties that experienced the most job growth percentage-wise over the last 8 years. Perhaps not surprising that these south and southwest Chicagoland counties saw the kind of job growth reported in this decade: these counties were some of the fastest growing suburban areas in housing starts as well.
Will County, located south and southwest of the city of Chicago, has seen an incredible 35.8% increase in population from 2000 to mid-2008 to just under 700,000 people.  Some of the larger cities in Will County include Joliet, Romeoville, Plainfield and parts of Naperville.   Coming in at 20th on the list of job growth, Will County boasts many manufacturing and transportation jobs.
Kendall County is located southwest of Chicago and much smaller both in population and area than its eastern neighbor, Will.   Kendall County ranked an impressive 3rd in job growth from the same time period.  Some of the larger cities in Kendall include Yorkville and Oswego.  While Kendall is merely a seventh in total estimated population (approximately 100,000), it’s job growth during the 2000-2008 was 83.4%.

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