Wood Dale, IL
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Wood Dale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,917 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wood Dale is the 175th largest community in Illinois.

Wood Dale real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Wood Dale house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Wood Dale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wood Dale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wood Dale is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wood Dale who work in office and administrative support (20.23%), sales jobs (14.33%), and management occupations (9.44%).

Also of interest is that Wood Dale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Despite being a small city, Wood Dale has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Wood Dale are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.07% of adults in Wood Dale having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wood Dale in 2010 was $29,204, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,816 for a family of four. However, Wood Dale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wood Dale is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wood Dale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wood Dale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Wood Dale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wood Dale include German, Italian, Irish, and English.

In addition, Wood Dale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.13%).

The most common language spoken in Wood Dale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.