Overview

Introduction to Willowbrook, Illinois

Willowbrook, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 8 miles E of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center) and 16 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois.

Willowbrook History

Willowbrook is located in DuPage County, which was formed in 1839. Originally part of Cook County, this county was named after the DuPage River. Incorporated as a village on January 18, 1960, Willowbrook is one of the smallest villages in Illinois.

Willowbrook and nearby Attractions

  • Hinsdale Lake Commons Shopping Center
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Lemont Area Historical Society & Museum
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
  • American Police Center & Museum

Things To Do In Willowbrook

Willowbrook is home to parks such as Waterford Park, Willowbrook Community Park, Prairie Trail Park, and Creekside Park. The Hinsdale Lake Commons Shopping Center and the Willow Commons Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. History buffs can visit the Graue Mill and Museum, the Lemont Area Historical Society & Museum, the Lockport Pioneer Settlement, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, and the American Police Center & Museum. The Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve is less than half an hour's drive away.

Willowbrook Transportation

Chicago Midway International is nearby.

Willowbrook Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Elmhurst College, Moraine Valley Community College, and the College of Dupage.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,082
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+813
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.8%
Median Earnings25+$60,640
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$53,942

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,234
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone17.8%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$241,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.7%
German12.2%
Italian11.3%
Irish8.9%
Polish8.5%
Dutch5.3%
English2.8%
Czech2%
Slovak1.4%
African1.2%
Lithuanian1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Croatian1.1%
Serbian1%
Greek0.7%
Scottish0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Belgian0.3%
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Willowbrook Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyDuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60527
Phone Area Codes6,30,708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.74
Approximate Longitude-87.93

Willowbrook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance7.1 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
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance9.2 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
Distance16.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burr Ridge10,795$193,222
Clarendon Hills8,711$171,563
Darien22,126$111,970
Indian Head Park3,812$126,786
Willow Springs5,696$107,179

Willowbrook Public Schools

Anne M Jeans Elem School
16w631 91st St
ZIP: 60527
(630) 325-8186
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Gower West Elem School
7650 Clarendon Hills Rd
ZIP: 60527
(630) 323-6446
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Hinsdale Twp Hsd 86 Adult Opportunities Program
42 63rd St
ZIP: 60527
(630) 323-9673
High
Total Enrollment 30
Westview Hills Middle School
630 65th St
ZIP: 60527
(630) 515-4830
Middle
Total Enrollment 414
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