Woodridge, IL
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Woodridge is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 33,598 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Woodridge is the 59th largest community in Illinois.

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

Unlike some villages, Woodridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Woodridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Woodridge is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodridge who work in office and administrative support (12.91%), management occupations (11.67%), and sales jobs (11.57%).

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

In Woodridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.85 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Woodridge is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Woodridge area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Woodridge is a pretty powerful place. 50.85% of the adults in Woodridge have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Woodridge in 2010 was $39,841, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,364 for a family of four. However, Woodridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Woodridge is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Woodridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Woodridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.13% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodridge include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

In addition, Woodridge has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.25%).

The most common language spoken in Woodridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.