Joliet, Illinois

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Coordinates: 41°31′21″N 88°08′26″W / 41.5225°N 88.14056°W / 41.5225; -88.14056
Joliet, IL
City
Official name: City of Joliet
Name origin: Louis Jolliet
Nicknames: City of Steel, City of Stone, City of Champions
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Will, Kendall
Townships Joliet, Troy, Plainfield, Lockport, New Lenox, Jackson, Channahon, Seward, Na-Au-Say
River Des Plaines
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Coordinates 41°31′21″N 88°08′26″W / 41.5225°N 88.14056°W / 41.5225; -88.14056
Area 38.35 sq mi (99 km²)
 - land 38.06 sq mi (99 km²)
 - water 0.29 sq mi (1 km²)
Population 145,803 (2005)
Density 2,790.9 /sq mi (1,078 /km²)
Settled 1833
Incorporated 1852
Government Council-manager
Mayor Arthur Schultz
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip codes 60403, 60404, 60431, 60432, 60433, 60434, 60435, 60436
Area codes 815, 779
Demonym Jolietan
Location of Joliet within Illinois
Location of Joliet within Illinois
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Location of Joliet within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Joliet, Illinois
Website: www.cityofjoliet.info
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Joliet is a city of Illinois in the United States. Joliet is 40 miles southwest of Chicago, and is the county seat of Will County. About 106,000 people lived in Joliet as of the year 2000, and about 146,000 people lived in Joliet as of the year 2007. Joliet is one of Illinois' quickest growing cities, and one of the quickest growing cities in the United States.[source?] It is also home to the Chicagoland Speedway used by NASCAR annually.

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