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Overview

Introduction to Woodstock, Illinois

Woodstock, Illinois, in McHenry county, is 21 miles NW of Elgin, Illinois and 51 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area.

Woodstock History

The original name of Woodstock was Centerville. The area was incorporated as a village in 1852. The population of the area increased substantially after the Civil War, which led to its incorporation as a city in 1873. At one time, around half of the world’s typewriters were manufactured in this area.

Woodstock and nearby Attractions

  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • McHenry County Historical Museum
  • Chester Gould Dick Tracy Museum
  • McHenry County Fairgrounds
  • Emrickson Park
  • Bull Valley Golf Course

Things To Do In Woodstock

Woodstock is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a Distinctive Destination. The historic square is definitely worth a visit. It has a nostalgic atmosphere and several shops and other retail outlets. The Victorian buildings from the 19th century offer beautiful glimpses of the past.

Woodstock Transportation

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

Woodstock Higher Education

Mchenry County College, Elgin Community College and the College of Lake County offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,232
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+12,477
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married47.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.5%
Median Earnings25+$36,457
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,868
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,869

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,490
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$943
Median House Value$165,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.2%
German30%
Irish16.9%
Polish9.7%
Italian6.5%
English5.3%
Swedish2.9%
Norwegian2.2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Czech1%
Ukrainian0.8%
Russian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
African0.6%
Ugandan0.5%
Greek0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Woodstock Almanac

CategoryValue
County McHenry County
Standard Zip Codes60098
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.31
Approximate Longitude-88.43

Woodstock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARENGO
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationWAUKEGAN
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bull Valley1,213$133,462
Crystal Lake40,475$93,831
Greenwood425$79,000
Lakewood4,111$152,350

Woodstock Public Libraries

Woodstock Public Library
414 WEST JUDD STREET
Woodstock, Illinois
(815) 338-0542

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Woodstock Hospitals

Centegra Memorial Medical Center, South Street - Dba Centegra Specialty Hospital - Woodstock, South St
(Non-profit)
527 West South Street
(815) 778-5823
Centegra Memorial Medical Center - Dba Centegra Hospital Woodstock
Route 14 & Doty Road
(815) 338-2500

Woodstock Public Schools

Clay Academy
112 Grove St
ZIP: 60098
(815) 337-2529
Other
Total Enrollment 68
Creekside Middle School
3201 Hercules Rd
ZIP: 60098
(815) 337-5200
Middle
Total Enrollment 808
Dean Street Elem School
600 Dean St
ZIP: 60098
(815) 338-1133
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Greenwood Elem School
4618 Greenwood Rd
ZIP: 60098
(815) 648-2606
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Mary Endres Elementary School
2181 N Seminary Ave
ZIP: 60098
(815) 337-8177
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Northwood Middle School
2121 N Seminary Ave
ZIP: 60098
(815) 338-4900
Middle
Total Enrollment 679
Olson Elementary School
720 W Judd St
ZIP: 60098
(815) 338-0473
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Prairiewood Elem Sch
3215 Hercules Rd
ZIP: 60098
(815) 337-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Sedom Center
1200 Claussen Dr
ZIP: 60098
(815) 338-7411
Other
Total Enrollment 63
Verda Dierzen Early Learning Ctr
2045 N Seminary Ave
ZIP: 60098
(815) 338-8883
Primary
Total Enrollment 702
Westwood Elem School
14124 W South Street Rd
ZIP: 60098
(815) 337-8173
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Woodstock High School
501 W South St
ZIP: 60098
(815) 338-4370
High
Total Enrollment 965
Woodstock North High School
3000 Raffel Rd
ZIP: 60098
(815) 334-2100
High
Total Enrollment 900

Woodstock Private Schools

Allendale-stepping Stone West
1055 Lake Ave
ZIP: 60098
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
Crystal Lake Montessori School
3013 S Country Club Rd
ZIP: 60098
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
House Of Children
2521 Harding Ln
ZIP: 60098
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Marian Central Catholic High School
1001 Mchenry Ave
ZIP: 60098
Secondary
Total Enrollment 695
St Mary Catholic School
313 N Tryon St
ZIP: 60098
Elementary
Total Enrollment 269
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