Winfield, Illinois

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Winfield, Illinois

Introduction to Winfield, Illinois

Winfield, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 1 miles W of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 25 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village has a population of 8,718.

Winfield History

Winfield, which was platted by James P. Doe of New Hampshire around 1853, was originally named the Town of Fredericksburg. It was renamed Winfield the following year in honor of General Winfield Scott. The village is home to John's Buffet, which is one of the oldest taverns in the Chicago suburbs. This tavern was founded by a Polish immigrant named John Karwoski in 1921. DuPage County, where Winfield is located, was established in 1839.

Winfield and nearby Attractions

  • Prairie Trail Shopping Center
  • Kline Creek Farm
  • Cantigny Park
  • Morton Arboretum
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

Things To Do In Winfield

Winfield is home to many parks and playgrounds including the Old Pond Park, Timber Ridge Park, Chartwell Park, Prairie Trail Park, Westfield Estates Park, and Knolls Park. One can enjoy shopping at the Prairie Trail Shopping Center. Another local attraction is the Kline Creek Farm. The Cosley Zoo and the Morton Arboretum are also nearby. One can plan a day trip to Cantigny Park, which includes golf courses, museums, and gardens. The Winfield Community United Methodist Church, Saint John - The Baptist Catholic Church, and Faith Church are some of the local churches.

Winfield Transportation

Air transportation is available from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Winfield Higher Education

Wheaton College, North Central College, and Benedictine University are nearby.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Winfield People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Winfield Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Winfield Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Winfield Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Winfield Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Winfield Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Winfield College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Winfield, Illinois

Comparing Winfield 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Winfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles W of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60190
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.87
Longitude -88.14

Winfield 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 5.3 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 20.7 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 25.7 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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Winfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,718 100%
Male 4,257 48.8%
Female 4,461 51.2%
Under 18 2,626 30.1%
18+ 6,092 69.9%
65+ 671 7.7%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.3
White 8,160 93.6%
African-American 108 1.2%
Asian 258 3%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.1%
Other 79 0.9%
Mixed Race 102 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 233 2.7%

Estimated Winfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,844
Growth 1,126
Growth % 12.9%

Winfield 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 22.9%
Irish 12.9%
Italian 10.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
English 9.3%
Polish 8.6%
Swedish 3.9%
US/American 3.2%
Norwegian 2.2%
European 1.9%
Dutch 1.7%
Lithuanian 1.5%
Czech 1.4%
Scottish 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Greek 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
British 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Austrian 0.4%
Serbian 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Winfield 8,718 $98,528
Carol Stream 40,438 $74,984
Glen Ellyn 26,999 $95,332
Glendale Heights 31,765 $64,115
Warrenville 13,363 $72,233
West Chicago 23,469 $65,744
Wheaton 55,416 $90,475

Winfield Public Libraries

Winfield P.l.
Winfield, Illinois
(630) 653-7599
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Winfield Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(630) 682-1600
Emergency Service: Yes

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