Introduction to Villa Park, Illinois

Villa Park, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 7 miles E of Wheaton, Illinois and 16 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area. About 22,075 people live in Villa Park.

Villa Park History

Villa Park was formed in 1908 by Ballard & Pottinger, a real estate firm. The subdivisions of Villa Park and Ardmore were incorporated in 1914 as the Village of Ardmore. William H. Calhoun became the first village president on September 12, 1914. In 1917, it was renamed Villa Park. Since its inception, the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad ran through Villa Park.

Villa Park and nearby Attractions

  • Villa Park Historical Society Museum
  • Elmhurst Art Museum
  • Lombard Historical Society Museum
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Brookfield Zoo

Things To Do In Villa Park

While staying in Villa Park, you can enjoy hiking and bicycling on the scenic Illinois Prairie Path. You can even visit the Willowbrook Park, Lufkin Park and North Terrace Park. The village also has a number of churches such as the Christian Church of Villa Park, Saint John the Apostle Catholic Church and Covenant Church of Villa Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at the North Park Mall Shopping Center, Villa DuPage Shopping Center, Eastgate Shopping Center and Villa Oaks Shopping Center.

Villa Park Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Villa Park Higher Education

The nearby colleges and universities are Elmhurst College and College of Dupage.


Total Population 22,073
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 11,357
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.3%
Median Earnings25+ $37,474
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,022
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,165


Median Family Income $77,693
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%


People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,050
Median House Value $230,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32%
US/American 0.5%
English 7%
Irish 16.7%

Villa Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60181
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.88
Longitude -87.97

Villa Park 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 6.6 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
Station AURORA
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 27.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Villa Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Oakbrook Ter (60181)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Addison 37,215 $61,891
Berkeley 5,219 $78,168
Elmhurst 45,105 $117,344

Villa Park Public Libraries

Villa Park P.l.
Villa Park, Illinois
(630) 834-1164
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Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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