Woodridge, Illinois

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Woodridge, Illinois

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. There are an estimated 30,934 people in Woodridge.

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. In July 2007, the village of Woodridge was ranked 61st on Money Magazine's list of "100 Best Places to Live".

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 8% Woodridge Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 9% Woodridge Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 9% Woodridge Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 10% Woodridge College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 11% Woodridge Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 13% Woodridge Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Woodridge Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Woodridge People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Woodridge, Illinois

Comparing Woodridge 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 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 10
Age of the Population 4 2
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 10
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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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

  • 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
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
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
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Woodridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 30,934 100%
Male 15,389 49.7%
Female 15,545 50.3%
Under 18 8,443 27.3%
18+ 22,491 72.7%
65+ 1,642 5.3%
Median Age 32.8
Average Family Size 3.26
White 23,289 75.3%
African-American 2,482 8%
Asian 3,485 11.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 49 0.2%
Other 962 3.1%
Mixed Race 661 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,839 9.2%

Estimated Woodridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 34,058
Growth 3,124
Growth % 10.1%

Woodridge 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) 28.9%
German 15.8%
Irish 12.2%
Polish 9.9%
Italian 8.5%
English 3.7%
Czech 2.9%
US/American 2%
Lithuanian 1.8%
Swedish 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Norwegian 1%
Hungarian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
British 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
European 0.5%
African 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Basque 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Woodridge 30,934 $71,546
Bolingbrook 56,321 $71,527
Downers Grove 48,724 $80,604
Lemont 13,098 $80,558
Lisle 21,182 $86,917
Naperville 128,358 $101,590
Westmont 24,554 $64,472

Woodridge Public Libraries

Woodridge P.l.
Woodridge, Illinois
(630) 960-7899
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Starbucks in Woodridge

(As of 2005)
Target Woodridge T-866
2333 63rd St
Woodgrove Festival Shopping Center
1001 W 75th Street
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