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Woodridge, IL
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Living in Woodridge


Woodridge is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 34,158 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Woodridge is the 55th 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.70%), sales jobs (10.48%), and management occupations (10.46%).

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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.43% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In Woodridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.45 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Woodridge use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Woodridge‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Woodridge are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.51% of adults in Woodridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Woodridge in 2018 was $43,098, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,392 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 16.09% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodridge include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

Woodridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.12%.

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