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Village of Woodridge, Illinois

  •   State: 
    DuPage County
      County all: 
    DuPage | Will
      County FIPS: 
    17043 | 17197
    41°44′40″N 88°2′38″W
      Area total: 
    9.79 sq mi (25.36 km²)
      Area land: 
    9.63 sq mi (24.94 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.16 sq mi (0.41 km²)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Woodridge, DuPage County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,546.67 residents per square mile of area (1,369.37/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Woodridge was incorporated on August 24, 1959, with less than 500 residents. It is named for its location in a wooded area above a steep hillside, locally known as "The Ridge" Woodridge is a young community with the vast majority of its homes, businesses, and churches constructed after the 1950s. In July 2007, Woodridge was ranked No. 61 on Money magazine's "100 Best Places to Live" It is located at 41°4440N 88°238W (41.744582, 88.043869) and has a total area of 9.582 square miles (24.82 km²) Two interstates run through Woodridge: the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) and the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) The village's government is overseen by the Mayor and a board of trustees elected at large. As of 2017 the mayor is Gina Cunningham-Picek. The Village Clerk is Joseph Kagann and the Village Trustees are Greg Abbott, Mary Anne Blair, Cameron Hendricks, Mike Krucek, Magin "Mike" Martinez, and Kaleshia "Kay" Page. Woodridge lies within three fire protection districts, which were drawn before the village's incorporation. As a result Woodridge does not maintain a fire department. The fire departments serving the residents are the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District, Darien Fire District and the Lemont Fire District L-Woodien. In the 2000 census, there were 30,000 Hispanics/Latinos in Woodridge.


Woodridge is the primary city name, but also Downers Grove are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Village of Woodridge, Illinois. Woodridge is located at 41°4440N 88°238W (41.744582, 88.043869) It is bordered by Naperville to the west, Downers Grove to the northeast, Darien to the east, Lemont to the south, Bolingbrook to the southwest, and Lisle to the northwest. According to the 2010 census, Woodridge has a total area of 9.582 square miles (24.82 km²) (or 98.31%) of which 9.42 square miles is land and 0.42 km² (or 1.69%) is water. It has a population of 2,816. It is located on the Illinois River, which runs through the center of the town. Woodridge is a member of the Illinois Council of Governments (ICOG) and the Illinois League of Cities (ILC). It is the only city in the ILC that is not part of the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (ICC). Woodridge was founded in 1858. It was named after the town of Woodridge, Illinois, which was once the site of the city's first post office. The town's name is derived from the word "wood", which means "wood" or "woody" in French. It also means "hill" or "hill" in English. The name "Woodridge" is also used as a reference to the town's location in Illinois, where it is located.


Two interstates run through Woodridge: the Veterans Memorial Tollway and the Stevenson Expressway. Commuter passenger rail service between Chicago and Aurora can be accessed in nearby Lisle or Downers Grove. Bus service is provided by Pace, under the coordination of the Regional Transportation Authority. An industrial spur for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad serves International Center, a large industrial area in the far south section of Woodridge. The Woodridge neighborhood is located in the northwest corner of the city, near the northern border of the Chicago metropolitan area and the southern border of Joliet. It is located on the Illinois Turnpike, which runs from Chicago to Joliet and downstate Illinois to the south. The Chicago River runs through the north part of the town, and the Chicago River flows through the south portion of the village. The village is home to the Woodridge High School, which was founded in the early 20th century. It was the first high school in the Chicago area to graduate from the top of its class. The town is also the site of the World War II-era Illinois State Prison, which opened in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It has a population of about 3,000. The city is located near the border of Illinois and Illinois, and is in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago and the northwest part of Illinois. It also lies near the Illinois River and the Illinois State Line, which connects Chicago to the north and the east and west sides of the state.

Major highways

Major highways in Woodridge include: Interstate 55, Interstate 355, US 66, Route 53, and Route 53. Woodridge is located on the banks of the Illinois River. The city is located in the U.S. census-designated place of Woodridge, a suburb of Chicago. It is located along Interstate 55 and Interstate 355. The town is also home to the historic US 66 and Historic US 66. The U.N. has designated Woodridge as one of the most livable cities in the United States, with a population of 1.1 million. The population of Wood Ridge is 1.2 million. It has a population density of 781.5 per square kilometre (100.4 per square mile) and is located near the Illinois-Illinois border. The area is home to a number of historic landmarks, including the US66 and Historic U 66, which were built in the 1930s and 1940s. It also has a large population of African-Americans, who live in the town of about 5,000. The community is home of the former Woodridge High School. The Woodridge School District was founded in 1894. It was the first public school in the city, and was built on the site of a former elementary school. The current Woodridge Elementary School was built in 1891. The school was the third, and it is the oldest in the area. It opened in 1892. It's located on what is now known as the "Woodridge Grade School".


Woodridge lies within three fire protection districts, the boundaries of which were drawn before the incorporation of the village. The fire department is part of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District. The building and Zoning department monitors construction permits, land use, and other considerations. The Police Department contracts with DuPage Public Safety Communications to provide dispatch services. Woodridge receives its water from Lake Michigan. The village is home to the U.S. Post Office, which is located at 5 Plaza Drive. It is also the location of the Woodridge Public Library, which was built in the 1950s. The town is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, which has a population of about 2,000. The city's water supply is provided by Lake Michigan Water and Power Company, which provides water to the village and the surrounding area. It also provides water and sewer services to the town and surrounding areas. The community is served by the Village of Woodridge, a non-profit organization that was established in the 1970s to provide services to residents of the community. The Village's mayor is Mary Anne Blair, and the board of trustees are Magin "Mike" Page, Greg Abbott, and Joseph "Joe" Picek. The mayor and trustees are elected by the village's residents, not by the City Council. The City's mayor and council are responsible for the development of the town's infrastructure, such as roads, schools, parks, and public works, and for maintaining the community's character.


As of the census of 2000, there were 30,934 people, 11,382 households, and 8,092 families residing in the village. There were 11,708 housing units at an average density of 1,406.7 per square mile (543.3/km²) The racial makeup of the village was 66.29% White, 9.38% African American, 0.16% Native American, 11.27% Asian, 3.11% from other races, and 3.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.18% of the population. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.26. The median income was $42,842, and the median income for a family was $73,691. The per capita income for the village is $21,851. About 5.2% of families and 5.8% of residents were below the poverty line. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. The US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of anyrace. The village is located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is located near the state's border with New Mexico, New York, and Nevada. The population is about 30,000, with a population density of 3,716.7 people per squaremile (1,435.5/ km²).

Climate and environment

Woodridge is in a humid continental climate zone. On average, July is the warmest month, and January is the coldest month. August typically has the most precipitation, and February the least. Woodridge has been named a "Tree City" by the Arbor Day Foundation for the past 16 years. On June 20, 2021, just after 11pm local time, Woodridge was struck by an EF-3 tornado. The storm damaged 225 homes in Woodridge and adjoining suburbs. The tornado also damaged the rectory of Saint Scholastica Church. There were no fatalities and eight people were sent to area hospitals. The village has over 8,000 publicly owned trees. The record high for Woodridge is 105 °F (40.56 °C) in July 2005, and the record low of 26 °f (32 °C] was set in January 1985. The town has a population of 3,000. It is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and is located in the state of New Mexico. It has an average annual temperature of 40.6 °C (91.7 °F) and an average yearly rainfall of 1,856 mm (50.4 inches) (with an average of 1.7 inches (38 inches) per year). The town is located near the border with New Mexico and New Mexico, and is in the eastern part of the United States. Its population is 3,200. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1871.


The Village of Woodridge School District 68 maintains six elementary schools, Edgewood, Willow Creek, Sipley, William F. Murphy, Meadowview, and Goodrich. Woodridge does not have its own high school. Nearby higher education opportunities are Benedictine University (Lisle), North Central College (Naperville), Lewis University (Romeoville), College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn) and University of St. Francis (Joliet) Woodridge students who reside west of the DuPage River (Seven Bridges Single-Family Residences) attend Naperville schools in District 203. Some students also attend the nearby parochial schools St. Scholastica (K-8), St. Joan of Arc (PK-8) and Benet Academy (912) and Montini Catholic School (911). Woodridge is located on the Illinois River, which runs through the village. The village has a population of about 2,000 people. The majority of students attend Woodridge High School, which serves students in grades 7 and 8. The school district also has a junior high school, Jefferson Junior High School. It is located in the village's southern part, near the border with Lemont, Illinois. The district's high school students are served by Downers Grove North or South High Schools in the recently renamed Community High School District 99. The high school district is also served by Lemont District 210, which covers southern Woodridge and parts of Lemont.


Woodridge is home to two multi-screen movie theaters, most notably IMAX at Seven Bridges and Hollywood Boulevard. The Park District also maintains Cypress Cove water park and the Athletic Recreation Center which opened in January 2017. Woodridge is also located near the renowned Morton Arboretum. The Woodridge Park District maintains a well distributed group of local parks and open spaces, offering facilities for picnicking as well as sports like baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer, cricket and newly added for 2008, Frisbee golf. A skate park was added in to Janes Avenue Park. It allows for skateboarders, BMX riders, and inline skaters to skate at their own risk. The skate park is open from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. The park does have lights. A series of bike paths built by the park district allow cyclists to ride through the town on paved, dedicated paths. The Village-owned, 18-hole golf course; Seven Bridges is another Woodridge owned (but not members-only) championship class course. Zigfield Troy is a 9-hole, par 3 course. The town is also home to a number of fine dining options ranging from fast food to formal banquets. The city has a reputation for being a great place to picnic and for having a great view of the city from the top of Hollywood Boulevard and the Santa Monica Mountains. It also has a history of being a popular destination for film and TV production.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Woodridge, DuPage County, Illinois = 63.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 21. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Woodridge = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 34,158 individuals with a median age of 36.7 age the population grows by 5.03% in Woodridge, DuPage County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,546.67 residents per square mile of area (1,369.37/km²). There are average 2.67 people per household in the 12,166 households with an average household income of $69,977 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.90% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.36%. The number of physicians in Woodridge per 100,000 population = 386.3.


The annual rainfall in Woodridge = 36.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 33 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 109. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 186. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 14.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 44, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Woodridge, DuPage County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 63.56%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 30 years with median home cost = $213,840 and home appreciation of -11.68%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.51 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,491 per student. There are 16.8 students for each teacher in the school, 406 students for each Librarian and 947 students for each Counselor. 7.10% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 27.07% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 12.54% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Woodridge's population in DuPage County, Illinois of 17,699 residents in 1900 has increased 1,93-fold to 34,158 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.00% female residents and 50.00% male residents live in Woodridge, DuPage County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Woodridge, DuPage County, Illinois are married and the remaining 40.00% are single population.

  • 33.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Woodridge require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.25% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.03% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 7.13% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.84% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Woodridge, DuPage County, Illinois, 63.56% are owner-occupied homes, another 31.65% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.80% are vacant.

  • The 57.28% of the population in Woodridge, DuPage County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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