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.

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.


Total Population 13,373
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 9.1%
Employed Population 16+ 7,464
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.8%
Median Earnings25+ $42,860
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,385
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,828


Median Family Income $89,347
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%


People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,338
Median House Value $187,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.6%
Irish 14%

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

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

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

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Warrenville High Schools

PO BOX 828
A Non-traditional School
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

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