South Wilmington, Illinois

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South Wilmington, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 17% South Wilmington Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 19% South Wilmington Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of South Wilmington, Illinois

Comparing South Wilmington 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
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Age of the Population 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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South Wilmington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles SW of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Grundy
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60474
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.172
Longitude -88.276

South Wilmington Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DWIGHT
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 14.7 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
Distance 20.7 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
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South Wilmington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 621 100%
Male 300 48.3%
Female 321 51.7%
Under 18 146 23.5%
18+ 475 76.5%
65+ 134 21.6%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.98
White 611 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 6 1%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 2.4%

Estimated South Wilmington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 625
Growth 4
Growth % 0.6%

South Wilmington 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
Italian 33.9%
Irish 13.6%
German 11.2%
English 8.4%
Polish 6.3%
Norwegian 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
Danish 2.8%
Czech 2.6%
US/American 2.3%
Scottish 1.7%
Greek 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Swedish 1.2%
Lithuanian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
British 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Wilmington 621 $48,438
Braceville 792 $50,395
Braidwood 5,203 $59,047
Essex 554 $51,118
Gardner 1,406 $51,827
Godley 594 $43,036
Reddick 219 $66,250
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