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Overview

Introduction to Woodridge, Illinois

Woodridge, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 3 miles E of Naperville, Illinois (center to center) and 23 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

Woodridge History

Woodridge was founded by Albert Kaufman, a housing developer, who played a major role in the creation of this village. It was incorporated on August 24th, 1959. At that time, the village had less than 500 residents. The village was formed on a wooded area of high ground that overlooked the DuPage River's East Branch. The place was probably named after a stand of timber growing along this branch of the river.

Woodridge and nearby Attractions

  • Woodridge Public Library
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • DuPage County Historical Museum
  • Prentiss Creek
  • Village Greens Golf Course
  • Ide Grove Park

Things To Do In Woodridge

While in Woodridge, one can visit the nearby Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Gaylord Building, and Lockport Pioneer Settlement. The DuPage County Historical Museum, DuPage Children's Museum, Kline Creek Farm, and Wheaton History Center are also worth visiting. In addition, the village of Woodridge has several beautiful churches and park areas where one can spend some relaxed time. The Woodgrove Festival Shopping Center and the banks of the Prentiss Creek are other popular tourist haunts. Golf lovers can check out the Woodridge Golf Club, the Village Greens Golf Course, and the Maplecrest Lake Golf Club.

Woodridge Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Woodridge Higher Education

Institutes of higher education near Woodridge include Benedictine University, Wheaton College, Lewis University, North Central College, and College of Dupage.

People

Total Population 33,321
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 18,713
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.1%
Median Earnings25+ $48,212
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,667

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,700
% Above Poverty Level 93.8%
% Below Poverty Level 6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,127
Median House Value $248,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 12.9%

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

Woodridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Naperville, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60517, 60540
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.76
Longitude -88.09

Woodridge 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 WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 4.1 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 17.8 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
Station PARK FOREST
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bolingbrook 74,371 $83,216
Downers Grove 49,504 $110,081

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

Woodridge Public Libraries

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3 PLAZA DRIVE
Woodridge, Illinois
(630) 960-7899
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