Warrenville, Illinois

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Warrenville, Illinois

Introduction to Warrenville, Illinois

Warrenville, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 4 miles SW of Wheaton, Illinois and 27 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is in the Chicago Metropolitan area. There are 13,363 residents in Warrenville.

Warrenville History

Warrenville was established when Julius Warren and his family moved here from New York in 1833. The Warrens built the first major establishment, a tavern, in the area in 1838. The tavern stands to this day. Warrenville developed rapidly after that. In 1901, the town got its first railroad. Warrenville was officially incorporated as a city in 1967.

Warrenville and nearby Attractions

  • Ferry Creek Wetland Restoration
  • Warrenville Grove
  • Illinois Prairie Path
  • Herrick Lake
  • Warrenville Gallery
  • The Folk-Lore Center and Acorn Coffee Bar

Things To Do In Warrenville

The City of Warrenville boasts of many attractions. The downtown area is famous for its shopping and dining facilities, as well as for the exquisite bronze sculptures on the public buildings. The Ferry Creek Wetlands Restoration is a great place to relax or go hiking. There are several parks and forest preserves, which perfectly blend in with the city and provide opportunities for a range of activities.

Warrenville Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport provides air transportation.

Warrenville Higher Education

The North Central College, Wheaton College, Benedictine University and the College of Dupage provide facilities for higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Warrenville Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 10% Warrenville College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Warrenville Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Warrenville Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Warrenville People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% Warrenville Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Warrenville Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Warrenville Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Warrenville, Illinois

Comparing Warrenville 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Racial Diversity 8 9
Age of the Population 3 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 10
Median Family Income 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Warrenville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60555
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.82
Longitude -88.18

Warrenville 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 5.8 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 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 22.5 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
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Warrenville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,363 100%
Male 6,600 49.4%
Female 6,763 50.6%
Under 18 3,831 28.7%
18+ 9,532 71.3%
65+ 797 6%
Median Age 33.5
Average Family Size 3.26
White 11,910 89.1%
African-American 319 2.4%
Asian 459 3.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 39 0.3%
Other 463 3.5%
Mixed Race 168 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,349 10.1%

Estimated Warrenville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 13,217
Growth -146
Growth % -1.1%

Warrenville 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
German 21.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
Irish 11.8%
Italian 8.9%
Polish 7.5%
English 7.5%
US/American 3.8%
Czech 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Swedish 1.4%
Norwegian 1.3%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Russian 1%
Danish 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
European 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Yugoslavian 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
British 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
African 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Warrenville 13,363 $72,233
Lisle 21,182 $86,917
Naperville 128,358 $101,590
West Chicago 23,469 $65,744
Wheaton 55,416 $90,475
Winfield 8,718 $98,528
Woodridge 30,934 $71,546

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