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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 2,044
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 915
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,719
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $0
Median House Value $226,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 7.3%

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

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
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
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Burr Ridge 10,753 $158,169
Clarendon Hills 8,609 $136,250
Darien 22,263 $94,863

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

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