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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,539
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+8,022
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married57%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.6%
Median Earnings25+$54,350
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,728
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,770
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone17.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,540
Median House Value$232,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25%
German22.7%
Irish20.3%
Polish13.7%
Italian12.3%
English6.2%
Dutch2.4%
Swedish2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Slovene1.5%
Czech1.5%
Lithuanian1.3%
Slovak1.3%
Croatian1.2%
Norwegian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Scottish0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Russian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Maltese0.1%
African0.1%
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Shorewood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Will County
Standard Zip Codes60404, 60431, 60435, 60436
Phone Area Codes815, 779
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.51
Approximate Longitude-88.21

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)

StationJOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationGEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance21.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Channahon12,329$93,904
Crest Hill20,316$61,843
Joliet147,515$71,572
Minooka11,786$87,363
Plainfield41,881$125,588
Rockdale2,151$63,145

Shorewood Public Libraries

Shorewood-troy Public Library District
650 DEERWOOD DRIVE
Shorewood, Illinois
(815) 725-1715

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Shorewood Public Schools

Troy Crossroads Elem School
210 E Black Rd
ZIP: 60404
(815) 577-6760
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Troy Hofer Elem Sch
910 Vertin Blvd
ZIP: 60404
(815) 577-6760
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Troy Shorewood School
210 School Rd
ZIP: 60404
(815) 577-6760
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Walnut Trails Elem School
301 Wynstone Dr
ZIP: 60404
(815) 290-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 507

Shorewood Private Schools

Chesterbrook Academy
813 N River Rd
ZIP: 60404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Christ's Academy
114 Channahon St
ZIP: 60404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Holy Family School
600 Brook Forest Ave
ZIP: 60404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 277
Shorewood Early Learning
651 Deerwood Dr
ZIP: 60404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Trinity Christian School
901 Shorewood Dr
ZIP: 60404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 334
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