Introduction to Warrenville, Illinois

Warrenville, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 4 miles SW of Wheaton, Illinois and 27 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is in the Chicago Metropolitan area.

Warrenville History

Warrenville was established when Julius Warren and his family moved here from New York in 1833. The Warrens built the first major establishment, a tavern, in the area in 1838. The tavern stands to this day. Warrenville developed rapidly after that. In 1901, the town got its first railroad. Warrenville was officially incorporated as a city in 1967.

Warrenville and nearby Attractions

  • Ferry Creek Wetland Restoration
  • Warrenville Grove
  • Illinois Prairie Path
  • Herrick Lake
  • Warrenville Gallery
  • The Folk-Lore Center and Acorn Coffee Bar

Things To Do In Warrenville

The City of Warrenville boasts of many attractions. The downtown area is famous for its shopping and dining facilities, as well as for the exquisite bronze sculptures on the public buildings. The Ferry Creek Wetlands Restoration is a great place to relax or go hiking. There are several parks and forest preserves, which perfectly blend in with the city and provide opportunities for a range of activities.

Warrenville Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport provides air transportation.

Warrenville Higher Education

The North Central College, Wheaton College, Benedictine University and the College of Dupage provide facilities for higher education.


Total Population13,373
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens9.1%
Employed Population 16+7,464
Age of the Population38


% of people married53.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.8%
Median Earnings25+$42,860
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,385
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,828


Median Family Income$89,347
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%


People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,338
Median House Value$187,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.6%

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

Warrenville Almanac

Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City27 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
CountyDu Page
Standard Zip Codes60555
Phone Area Codes630
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Warrenville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance5.8 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
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
Distance22.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

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

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Warrenville High Schools

PO BOX 828
A Non-traditional School
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

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