Bolingbrook, Illinois

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Bolingbrook, Illinois

Introduction to Bolingbrook, Illinois

Bolingbrook, Illinois, in Will county, is 24 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The municipality is a suburb of Chicago and is regarded as a well planned family oriented community. Bolingbrook ranked number 32 in Money Magazine's "America's Top 100 Places to Live" for 2008. The town is close to numerous recreational facilities, quality golf courses, entertainment, nightlife and restaurants that are located in the Chicago area.

Bolingbrook History

Bolingbrook was incorporated in 1965. During the 1970's the town experienced substantial population growth. Part of the growth occurred by annexation. During the 1990's another strong growth spurt occurred.

Bolingbrook and nearby Attractions

  • Illinois Aviation Museum at Bolingbrook.
  • The nearby town of Lockport is a picturesque community.
  • The Promenade Bolingbrook is a popular outdoor mall.

Bolingbrook Activities

The Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Complex is a popular location. The city features numerous woodland areas and parks. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy playing at the areas numerous courses including Bolingbrook Golf Club, Naperbrook, White Eagle Golf Course, Springbrook Golf Course and River Bend Golf Club. The Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm provides opportunities for fishing. The Rocket Ice Arena is available for skating and hockey.

The Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park is a popular destination. The nearby Greene Valley Forest Preserve Loop is situated in grasslands and includes several scenic streams. Saganashkee Slough is popular for fishing. The Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve Loop features a rugged landscape, numerous ponds and a prairie. Residents enjoy the nearby Splashdown Water Park. A wide variety of activities and professional sports events are available in nearby Chicago.

Bolingbrook Transportation

O' Hare International Airport is nearby.

Higher Education

Residents have opportunities to attend colleges located in nearby Chicago.

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High Points

Bolingbrook strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Bolingbrook Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 13% Bolingbrook Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 16% Bolingbrook College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Bolingbrook Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Bolingbrook People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 19% Bolingbrook Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Bolingbrook, Illinois

Comparing Bolingbrook to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 8
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Age of the Population 2 1
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 5
People Living Alone 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 3

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Bolingbrook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60439, 60440, 60490
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.698
Longitude -88.068

Bolingbrook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
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Bolingbrook Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 56,321 100%
Male 28,111 49.9%
Female 28,210 50.1%
Under 18 18,165 32.3%
18+ 38,156 67.7%
65+ 2,409 4.3%
Median Age 31
Average Family Size 3.56
White 36,330 64.5%
African-American 11,494 20.4%
Asian 3,591 6.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 130 0.2%
Other 3,182 5.6%
Mixed Race 1,558 2.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7,371 13.1%

Estimated Bolingbrook Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 68,365
Growth 12,044
Growth % 21.4%

Bolingbrook Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.6%
German 14.7%
Irish 8.4%
Polish 7.6%
Italian 6.3%
US/American 3.3%
English 3.1%
Czech 1.9%
Norwegian 1.3%
African 1.2%
Swedish 1.1%
European 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Ghanian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Croatian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Nigerian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bolingbrook 56,321 $71,527
Darien 22,860 $87,412
Downers Grove 48,724 $80,604
Lemont 13,098 $80,558
Naperville 128,358 $101,590
Romeoville 21,153 $63,320
Woodridge 30,934 $71,546

Bolingbrook Public Libraries

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(630) 759-2102
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Starbucks in Bolingbrook

(As of 2005)
225 N Naperville Rd
Naper & Boughton
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Wal-mart in Bolingbrook

(As of 2006)
200 South Bolingbrook Drive
(630) 739-4800
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Bolingbrook High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,996 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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