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Woodridge, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated Village in 1959.
County; State DuPage, Cook, Will; Illinois
Township Downers Grove, Lisle
Government Mayor-trustee
Mayor William F. Murphy
Population (2000) 30,934 (up 16.3% from 1990)
Pop. density 1,493.0/km² (3,716.7/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60517, 60540
Area code 630
Land area 20.8 km² (8 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $27,851
Household: $61,944
Home value Mean:    $181,203
Median: $168,400 (2000)
Website www.vil.woodridge.il.us
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
75.3% 8.0% 9.2% 11.3% 0.0% 0.2% 5.2%

Woodridge, Illinois is a village located predominantly in DuPage County, with portions in Will County and Cook County, Illinois in the United States. It is a suburb of Chicago. It uses the 630 area code. The population was 30,934 at the 2000 census. A special census commissioned in 2003 put the population at 33,253. Woodridge is the home of the Morey Corporation, a campus of Westwood College, Wilton Industries and the Seven Bridges golf course and housing development. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 445 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 674 pixel, file size: 10 KB, MIME type: image/png) may not be 100% accurate I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... The Chicago metropolitan area is the metropolitan area associated with the city of Chicago in the United States. ... 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Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Downers Grove Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Lisle Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The percent sign. ... 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Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Area code 630 covers the entirety of Dupage, Kendall, and Kane counties in Illinois, and the northern part of Will County. ... Category: ...


Woodridge was incorporated on August 24th,1959 with less than 500 residents, on a wooded area of high ground overlooking the DuPage River's West Branch. Woodridge is a young community with the vast majority of its homes, businesses, and churches constructed after the 1950s. Woodridge was founded by a housing developer, Albert Kaufman, who was largely responsible for the creation of the village. The DuPage River, a tributary of the Des Plaines River actually starts as two individual streams in DuPage County, Illinois. ...


In July of 2007, Woodridge was placed on Money Magazine's, 100 Best Places to Live, list. Woodridge was ranked #61.[1] Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...

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Geography

Woodridge is located at 41°44′40″N, 88°2′38″W (41.744582, -88.043869)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 21.6 km² (8.4 mi²). 21.5 km² (8.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.24%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Woodridge is bordered by Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Darien, Lisle and Lemont. Downers Grove is located in DuPage County, Illinois Downers Grove is a village located 19 miles west of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Bolingbrook is a village located in Will County, Illinois. ... Naperville is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois and Will County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1969. ... Lisle is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Lemont is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...


Transportation

Two major interstates run through Woodridge: the North-South Tollway (I-355) and the Stevenson Expressway (I-55). The North-South Tollway allows access to a variety of western and northwestern Chicago suburbs, while I-55 gives direct access to the City of Chicago to the north and Joliet and downstate Illinois to the south. Other important routes are 75th Street and Illinois Route 53. Interstate 355 (I-355), also known as the North-South Tollway, is a 20-mile (32 km) interstate highway and tollway located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, USA (part of a metropolitan area sometimes known as Chicagoland). ... Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ...


An industrial spur for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad serves International Center, a large industrial area in the far south section. Commuter passenger rail service [1] between Chicago and Aurora can be accessed in nearby Lisle or Downers Grove. Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | California railroads | Colorado railroads | Idaho railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Kansas railroads | Kentucky railroads | Minnesota railroads | Missouri railroads | Montana railroads | Nebraska railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | South Dakota railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads | Wyoming railroads ... Lisle is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Downers Grove is located in DuPage County, Illinois Downers Grove is a village located 19 miles west of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois. ...


Bus service is provided by PACE, [2] under the coordination of the Regional Transportation Authority. The RTA Logo The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the financial and oversight body for the three transit agencies in northeastern Illinois--the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, and Pace--which are called Service Boards in the RTA Act. ...


Government

The Village's government is overseen by the Mayor and a Board of Trustees elected at large. The current mayor (2007) is William F. Murphy, who is also a recently retired superintendent of Woodridge district 68 schools. The current Village Clerk (2007) is Eileene Nystrom. As of May 2007, the Village Trustees are Anne Banks, Pamela Beavers, John Curran, Joseph Kagann, Ed McManus and David Pittinger. Village Departments include Finance, Administration, Police, Building and Zoning, Community Development, and Public Works.


The Police Department is a full service force of 56 sworn officers, as well as support staff for the 911 center, a records department and a resource center. Woodridge was one of the first communities nationwide to adopt aggressive legislation against underage tobacco use, and the Woodridge Police Department was one of the first to conduct regular "sting" operations using young teens hired by the department to check compliance for tobacco and alcohol sales. [3]


Building and Zoning monitors construction permits, land use, up keep, and other considerations.


Public Works is responsible for the streets and other village infrastructure, including the water supply. Woodridge receives its water from Lake Michigan.


The Village Hall is located in Town Center at Five Plaza Drive. Town Center also includes the Police/Public Works building (One Plaza Drive), the Woodridge Public Library (Three Plaza Drive), and the United States Post Office (Two Plaza Drive).


Woodridge lies within three fire protection districts, the boundaries of which were drawn before the incorporation of the Village. As a result, Woodridge does not maintain a village fire department. The fire departments serving the residents are the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District [4], the Darien-Woodridge Fire District, and the Lemont Fire District. Lisle-Woodridge is rated as "ISO 1" by the Insurance Services Office.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 30,934 people, 11,382 households, and 8,092 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,435.5/km² (3,716.7/mi²). There were 11,708 housing units at an average density of 543.3/km² (1,406.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 75.29% White, 8.02% African American, 0.16% Native American, 11.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.11% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.18% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 11,382 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.26. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the village, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $87,531 [5]. Males had a median income of $59,159 versus $39,475 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,851. About 2.9% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Climate

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source: The Weather Channel

Woodridge is in a humid continental climate zone.[2] On average, July is the warmest month, and January is the coldest month. August typically has the most precipitation, and February the least. The record high for Woodridge was 105°F (40.56°C) in July of 2005, and the record low of -26 °F (-32 °C) was set in January, 1985.[3]
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Education

The Village of Woodridge school District 68 maintains six elementary schools (serving grades K-6) and one junior high, Jefferson Junior High School, (for grades 7 and 8). Woodridge does not have its own high school. The majority of Woodridge secondary school students attend Downers Grove North or South High School in the recently renamed Community High School District 99. Some students in southern Woodridge are served by Lemont District 210 and attend Lemont High School. Additionally, Woodridge students who reside west of Route 53 attend Naperville schools in District 203. Some students also attend the nearby parochial schools [http://www.stscholasticawoodridge.org/ St. Scholastica (K-8), http://www.sjalisle.org/ St. Joan of Arc (PK-8) and Benet Academy (9-12). Downers Grove North High School, or DGNHS, and locally referred to as North, is a public four year high school located near the corner of Main Street and Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Downers Grove South High School, or DGS, and locally referred to as South, is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Dunham Road and 63rd Street in Downers Grove, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Benet Academy (commonly referred to as Benet[pronounced BenET not BenAE]) is a fully accredited private co-educational college-preparatory Catholic high school based in Lisle, Illinois with roughly 1,300 students. ...


Westwood College maintains a Woodridge campus. Other nearby higher education opportunities are Benedictine University (Lisle)[6], North Central College (Naperville) [7], Lewis University (Romeoville)[8], College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn)[9], Joliet Junior College (Romeoville and Joliet)[10] and University of St. Francis (Joliet)[11]. Category: ... Benedictine University is a private Catholic university located in Lisle, Illinois. ... North Central College is a private, 4-year comprehensive liberal arts college located in Naperville, Illinois. ... Lewis University is a private Roman Catholic and Lasallian university located in Romeoville, Illinois. ... The College of DuPage is a two-year community college, with its main campus located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. ... Joliet Junior College (JCC) is billed as one of the oldest community colleges in the country, having begun in 1901. ... The University of St. ...


Recreation

The Woodridge Park District [12] maintains a well distributed group of local parks and open spaces, offering facilities for picnicking as well as sports like baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer and cricket. The Park District also maintains a swimming pool and the Cypress Cove water park [13].


A series of bike paths built by the park district allow cyclists to ride through the town on paved, dedicated paths.


Golf is another popular recreational activity. Village Greens of Woodridge [14] is a Village-owned, 18-hole golf course; Seven Bridges [15] is a privately owned (but not members-only) championship class course. Zigfield Troy [16] is a 9-hole, par 3 course.


Woodridge is home to three multi-screen movie theaters as well as dining options ranging from fast food to formal banquets.


References

  1. ^ Tharasook, Ingrid (July 2007). Best Places to Live: Top 100 - Woodridge, Ill. (61). Best Places to Live. Money Magazine. Retrieved on July 17, 2007.
  2. ^ North American climate. Encyclopedia and Learning Resources. world Book Encyclopedia. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  3. ^ Average Weather for Woodridge, IL - Temperature and Precipitation. The Weather Channel. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.

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