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Overview

Introduction to Winfield, Illinois

Winfield, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 1 miles W of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 25 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

Winfield History

Winfield, which was platted by James P. Doe of New Hampshire around 1853, was originally named the Town of Fredericksburg. It was renamed Winfield the following year in honor of General Winfield Scott. The village is home to John's Buffet, which is one of the oldest taverns in the Chicago suburbs. This tavern was founded by a Polish immigrant named John Karwoski in 1921. DuPage County, where Winfield is located, was established in 1839.

Winfield and nearby Attractions

  • Prairie Trail Shopping Center
  • Kline Creek Farm
  • Cantigny Park
  • Morton Arboretum
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

Things To Do In Winfield

Winfield is home to many parks and playgrounds including the Old Pond Park, Timber Ridge Park, Chartwell Park, Prairie Trail Park, Westfield Estates Park, and Knolls Park. One can enjoy shopping at the Prairie Trail Shopping Center. Another local attraction is the Kline Creek Farm. The Cosley Zoo and the Morton Arboretum are also nearby. One can plan a day trip to Cantigny Park, which includes golf courses, museums, and gardens. The Winfield Community United Methodist Church, Saint John - The Baptist Catholic Church, and Faith Church are some of the local churches.

Winfield Transportation

Air transportation is available from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Winfield Higher Education

Wheaton College, North Central College, and Benedictine University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,543
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+5,095
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married63.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.2%
Median Earnings25+$54,929
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,875

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,480
% Above Poverty Level97.2%
% Below Poverty Level2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation7.8%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,716
Median House Value$292,700

Ancestry

German28.4%
Irish22.7%
Italian12.8%
Polish11.5%
English10.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.2%
Dutch4%
Swedish3.5%
Norwegian3.2%
French Except Basque2.9%
Scottish1.8%
Danishn1.6%
Czech1.4%
Greek1.1%
Lithuanian1%
Croatian1%
Hungarian0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Albanian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Slovak0.7%
Russian0.7%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Basque0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Estonian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Winfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60190
Phone Area Codes630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.87
Approximate Longitude-88.15

Winfield 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
Distance5.3 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 MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance20.7 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
StationJOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance25.7 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
Carol Stream40,228$90,329
Glen Ellyn27,894$141,081
Glendale Heights34,395$63,538

Winfield Public Libraries

Winfield Public Library
0S291 WINFIELD ROAD
Winfield, Illinois
(630) 653-7599

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Winfield Hospitals

Central Dupage Hospital
(Non-profit)
25 North Winfield Road
(630) 682-1600

Winfield Public Schools

Pleasant Hill Elem School
1n220 Pleasant Hill Rd
ZIP: 60190
(630) 682-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Winfield Central School
0s150 Winfield Rd
ZIP: 60190
(630) 909-4960
Primary
Total Enrollment 214
Winfield Primary School
0s150 Winfield Rd
ZIP: 60190
(630) 909-4910
Primary
Total Enrollment 121

Winfield Private Schools

St John The Baptist School
0s259 Church St
ZIP: 60190
Elementary
Total Enrollment 236
Wheaton Christian Grammar School
1n350 Taylor Dr
ZIP: 60190
Elementary
Total Enrollment 535
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