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Overview

Introduction to Shorewood, Illinois

Shorewood, Illinois, in Will county, is 6 miles W of Joliet, Illinois and 37 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois.

Shorewood History

Shorewood was originally known as Troy. Horace Haff, from Troy, New York, was the first European settler in the community. He arrived in 1830 and suggested naming the community West Troy. The village began as a small resort and fishing community. In 1926, Albert H. Bruning purchased farmland from Anna and Richard Meyer. He sold small portions of the land after subdividing it for summer cottages. The Shorewood Beach Improvement Association filed a certificate of incorporation in 1931. Shorewood was officially incorporated as a village in 1957.

Shorewood and nearby Attractions

  • American Police Center and Museum
  • Heidecke State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Millennium Park
  • Farnsworth House

Things To Do In Shorewood

The Statesville Haunted Prison and the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery are popular local recreational spots. The Shorewood Plaza Shopping Center is the local shopping mall. Local museums include the Lemont Area Historical Society & Museum, the Matteson Historical Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, the DuPage Children's Museum and the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum. The Brookfield Zoo and the Cosley Zoo are nearby as well.

Shorewood Transportation

Chicago Midway International is the local airport.

Shorewood Higher Education

Wheaton College, Joliet Junior College and Benedictine University are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 16,354
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,956
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 58.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,855
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,373
Median House Value $230,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.2%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 19.7%

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

Shorewood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60431, 60435, 60436
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.52
Longitude -88.201

Shorewood 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 JOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance 5.4 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
Station GEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 21.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cresthill (60435)

Stateville (60435)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Channahon 12,845 $91,824
Crest Hill 20,479 $63,609

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

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