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Overview

Introduction to Bolingbrook, Illinois

Bolingbrook, Illinois, in Will county, is 24 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The municipality is a suburb of Chicago and is regarded as a well planned family oriented community. Bolingbrook is close to numerous recreational facilities, quality golf courses, entertainment, nightlife and restaurants that are located in the Chicago area.

Bolingbrook History

Bolingbrook was incorporated in 1965. During the 1970s the town experienced substantial population growth. Part of the growth occurred by annexation. During the 1990s another strong growth spurt occurred.

Bolingbrook and nearby Attractions

  • Illinois Aviation Museum at Bolingbrook
  • The nearby town of Lockport is a picturesque community
  • The Promenade Bolingbrook is a popular outdoor mall

Bolingbrook Activities

The Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Complex is a popular location. The city features numerous woodland areas and parks. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy playing at the areas numerous courses including Bolingbrook Golf Club, Naperbrook, White Eagle Golf Course, Springbrook Golf Course and River Bend Golf Club. The Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm provides opportunities for fishing. The Rocket Ice Arena is available for skating and hockey.

The Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park is a popular destination. The nearby Greene Valley Forest Preserve Loop is situated in grasslands and includes several scenic streams. Saganashkee Slough is popular for fishing. The Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve Loop features a rugged landscape, numerous ponds and a prairie. Residents enjoy the nearby Splashdown Water Park. A wide variety of activities and professional sports events are available in nearby Chicago.

Bolingbrook Transportation

O' Hare International Airport is nearby.

Higher Education

Residents have opportunities to attend colleges located in nearby Chicago.

Demographics

People

Total Population74,320
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens8.1%
Employed Population 16+37,342
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married56%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.5%
Median Earnings25+$41,761
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,830
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,802

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,828
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone14.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,234
Median House Value$202,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.5%
German14.5%
Irish8.9%
Polish7.6%
Italian7%
English3.7%
African2.8%
Czech1.9%
French Except Basque1.5%
Arab1.3%
Lithuanian1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Nigerian0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Egyptian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Ghanaian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Bolingbrook Almanac

CategoryValue
County Will County
Standard Zip Codes60440, 60490
Phone Area Codes331,630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.7
Approximate Longitude-88.07

Bolingbrook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationPARK FOREST
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Darien22,232$98,409
Downers Grove49,555$113,277
Lemont16,587$116,522
Naperville145,789$129,855
Romeoville39,739$79,328

Bolingbrook Public Libraries

Fountaindale Public Library District
300 WEST BRIARCLIFF ROAD
Bolingbrook, Illinois
(630) 759-2102

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Bolingbrook Hospitals

Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
(Non-profit)
500 Remington Boulevard
(630) 226-8100

Bolingbrook Public Schools

Bernard J Ward Elem School
200 Recreation Dr
ZIP: 60440
(630) 972-9200
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Bolingbrook High School
365 Raider Way
ZIP: 60440
(630) 759-6400
High
Total Enrollment 3561
Brooks Middle School
350 Blair Ln
ZIP: 60440
(630) 759-6340
Middle
Total Enrollment 1155
Hubert H Humphrey Middle School
777 Falcon Ridge Way
ZIP: 60440
(630) 972-9240
Middle
Total Enrollment 734
Independence Elem School
230 S Orchard Dr
ZIP: 60440
(630) 759-7282
Primary
Total Enrollment 739
Jamie Mcgee Elementary School
179 Commonwealth Dr
ZIP: 60440
(630) 759-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Jane Addams Middle School
905 Lily Cache Ln
ZIP: 60440
(630) 759-7200
Middle
Total Enrollment 740
John R Tibbott Elem School
520 Gary Dr
ZIP: 60440
(630) 739-7155
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Jonas E Salk Elem School
500 King Arthur Way
ZIP: 60440
(630) 739-3603
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Oak View Elem School
150 N Schmidt Rd
ZIP: 60440
(630) 759-9300
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Phoenix Experience 99-365u
365 Raider Way
ZIP: 60440
(630) 759-6400
High
Total Enrollment 29
Wood View Elem School
197 Winston Dr
ZIP: 60440
(630) 739-0185
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Liberty Elementary School
1401 Essington Rd
ZIP: 60490
(815) 609-3037
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Pioneer Elementary School
1470 Raven Dr
ZIP: 60490
(630) 771-2420
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
Wayne Builta Elementary School
1835 Apple Valley Rd
ZIP: 60490
(630) 226-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 403

Bolingbrook Private Schools

Furqaan Academy
519 E Briarcliff Rd
ZIP: 60440
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
Midwest Christian Montessori Academy
151 E Briarcliff Rd
ZIP: 60440
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
St Dominic Elementary School
420 E Briarcliff Rd
ZIP: 60440
Elementary
Total Enrollment 262
Kindercare Learning Centers
895 S Weber Rd
ZIP: 60490
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
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