Woodridge, IL
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Woodridge is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 33,348 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.

Woodridge is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodridge is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodridge who work in office and administrative support (16.37%), sales jobs (12.06%), and management occupations (11.09%).

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.

One downside of living in Woodridge is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Woodridge, the average commute to work is 32.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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.

The education level of Woodridge ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Woodridge, 48.13% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Woodridge in 2010 was $39,850, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,400 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 11.41% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodridge include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

Woodridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.35%.

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