Willowbrook, Illinois

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Willowbrook, Illinois

Introduction to Willowbrook, Illinois

Willowbrook, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 8 miles E of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center) and 16 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village has a population of approximately 8,967.

Willowbrook History

Willowbrook is located in DuPage County, which was formed in 1839. Originally part of Cook County, this county was named after the DuPage River. Incorporated as a village on January 18, 1960, Willowbrook is one of the smallest villages in Illinois.

Willowbrook and nearby Attractions

  • Hinsdale Lake Commons Shopping Center
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Lemont Area Historical Society & Museum
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
  • American Police Center & Museum

Things To Do In Willowbrook

Willowbrook is home to parks such as Waterford Park, Willowbrook Community Park, Prairie Trail Park, and Creekside Park. The Hinsdale Lake Commons Shopping Center and the Willow Commons Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. History buffs can visit the Graue Mill and Museum, the Lemont Area Historical Society & Museum, the Lockport Pioneer Settlement, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, and the American Police Center & Museum. The Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve is less than half an hour's drive away.

Willowbrook Transportation

Chicago Midway International is nearby.

Willowbrook Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Elmhurst College, Moraine Valley Community College, and the College of Dupage.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Willowbrook Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Willowbrook Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Willowbrook Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Willowbrook People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Willowbrook College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Willowbrook Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 14% Willowbrook Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Willowbrook Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Willowbrook, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 8
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Affordability of Rents 2 1

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Willowbrook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60527
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.74
Longitude -87.92

Willowbrook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.1 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
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 9.2 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 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
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Willowbrook Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,967 100%
Male 4,110 45.8%
Female 4,857 54.2%
Under 18 1,626 18.1%
18+ 7,341 81.9%
65+ 1,702 19%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.92
White 7,589 84.6%
African-American 217 2.4%
Asian 898 10%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0%
Other 104 1.2%
Mixed Race 151 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 382 4.3%

Estimated Willowbrook Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,893
Growth -74
Growth % -0.8%

Willowbrook 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
German 14.2%
Irish 13.3%
Italian 11.4%
Polish 9.2%
English 5.5%
Czech 3.7%
US/American 2.8%
Lithuanian 2.8%
Swedish 2.2%
Dutch 1.5%
Greek 1.3%
Slovak 1.1%
European 1%
Scottish 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Egyptian 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
Syrian 0.6%
Iranian 0.6%
British 0.5%
Other Arab 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Serbian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Burridge (60527)
Willow Brook (60527)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Willowbrook 8,967 $76,100
Burr Ridge 10,408 $151,126
Clarendon Hills 7,610 $103,532
Darien 22,860 $87,412
Indian Head Park 3,685 $78,443
Westmont 24,554 $64,472
Willow Springs 5,027 $66,886

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6300 S Robert Kingery Hwy
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