Woodlawn, Illinois

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Woodlawn, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 2% trophy Woodlawn Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 9% Woodlawn Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Woodlawn, Illinois

Comparing Woodlawn 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
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
College Educated Adults 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
People Living Alone 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7

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Woodlawn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 70 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 62898
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.33
Longitude -89.032

Woodlawn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MT VERNON 3 NE
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station SALEM
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
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Woodlawn Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 630 100%
Male 296 47%
Female 334 53%
Under 18 198 31.4%
18+ 432 68.6%
65+ 70 11.1%
Median Age 33.5
Average Family Size 2.99
White 621 98.6%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Woodlawn Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 644
Growth 14
Growth % 2.2%

Woodlawn 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 26.2%
US/American 23.7%
English 12%
Polish 11.2%
Irish 11.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Scottish 3.8%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Swedish 0.8%
Austrian 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Drivers (62898)
Grand Prairie (62898)
Roaches (62898)

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)
Woodlawn 630 $46,250
Ashley 613 $41,000
Dix 494 $37,321
Mount Vernon 16,269 $36,660
Radom 395 $44,375
Richview 308 $39,000
Waltonville 422 $32,750
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Woodlawn High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 204 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

Woodlawn Colleges

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