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People

Total Population 2,130
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 891
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 57.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,390
% Above Poverty Level 83.8%
% Below Poverty Level 16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $911
Median House Value $159,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.5%
Irish 23.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Elwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60421
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.403
Longitude -88.111

Elwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station GEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station KANKAKEE METRO WASTWTR
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Channahon 12,845 $91,824

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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