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Wood Dale, Illinois

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Wood Dale

Wood Dale, IL
City of Wood Dale
Wood Dale Metra Station
Official seal of Wood Dale

Working Together to Make Life Better
Location of Wood Dale in DuPage County, Illinois.
Location of Wood Dale in DuPage County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°57′47″N 87°58′42″W / 41.96306°N 87.97833°W / 41.96306; -87.97833
CountryUnited States
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • MayorNunzio Pulice
 • Total4.84 sq mi (12.54 km2)
 • Land4.73 sq mi (12.24 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
 • Total13,770
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,922.15/sq mi (1,128.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)630
FIPS code17-82985

Wood Dale is a city in Addison Township, DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 13,770 at the 2010 census, and estimated to have increased to 13,911, as of July 2012.[3]


Wood Dale was originally known as Lester's Station, after John Lester, an early settler.[4]


According to the 2010 census, Wood Dale has a total area of 4.834 square miles (12.52 km2), of which 4.72 square miles (12.22 km2) (or 97.64%) is land and 0.114 square miles (0.30 km2) (or 2.36%) is water.[5][6] Wood Dale shares borders with Elk Grove Village (on the north), Bensenville (east), Addison (south, southwest) and Itasca (west.)


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201813,717[2]−0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 13,535 people, 5,117 households, and 3,663 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,897.8 people per square mile (1,119.0/km²). There were 5,220 housing units at an average density of 1,117.6 per square mile (431.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.22 percent White, 0.58 percent African American, 0.15 percent Native American, 3.24 percent Asian, 0.07 percent Pacific Islander, 4.80 percent from other races, and 1.94 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.06 percent of the population.

There were 5,117 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.15.

Wood Dale has two primary schools, Oakbrook Elementary School(k-2) [1] and Westview Elementary School(3-5) [2], and one middle school, Wood Dale Junior High School(6-8) as well as Holy Ghost. Wood Dale shares Fenton High School [3] with Bensenville.

The city's population was spread out with 22.4 percent under the age of 18, 7.6 percent from 18 to 24, 29.4 percent from 25 to 44, 26.5 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.1 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.


The top 5 employing industry sectors in Wood Dale are manufacturing (13.6%), retail trade (11.0%), health care (9.7%), wholesale trade (5.4%) and administration (8.4%). A plurality of the workforce commutes from Chicago, followed by Wood Dale itself, Elk Grove Village and Bensenville. The top 5 employing industry sectors of community residents are wholesale trade (20.3%), manufacturing (18%), manufacturing (11.3%), administration (10.6%) and healthcare (7.5%).[9] The median income for a household in the city was $57,509, and the median income for a family was $62,289. Males had a median income of $45,884 versus $35,247 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,507. About 2.9% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over. At one time Claire's had a distribution facility in Wood Dale. That function is now handled by its Hoffman Estates office.[10]

Principal employers

According to Wood Dale's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[11] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Power Solutions 730
2 Videojet 665
3 Quest Diagnostics 439
4 Tempco Electric Heater 416
5 AAR Corp 400
6 C. H. Robinson 388
7 NEP Electronics, Inc. 304
8 AmazonFresh 200
9 Topgolf 170
10 OPTO International, Inc. 162


Wood Dale has a station on Metra's Milwaukee District/West Line, which provides daily rail service between Elgin, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station). Illinois Route 390 is in the city's corporate limits near the northern border of the city and has an exit to Wood Dale Road.

Sister cities

Notable people


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  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "2012 Population Estimates". Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Several Towns Named After Founders and Heroes". The Daily Herald. December 28, 1999. p. 220. Retrieved August 17, 2014 – via open access
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Community Demographic Snapshot: Wood Dale" (PDF). Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. June 1, 2016. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  10. ^ Mann, Leslie. "Hot Stuff." Chicago Tribune. December 14, 1997. Retrieved on December 24, 2011.
  11. ^ CAFR
  12. ^ Jamie Sotonoff and Dann Gire (2012-01-31). "Wood Dale native's animation dreams take flight in 'Hugo'". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2015-09-08.
  13. ^ Heitz, David (2007-11-29). "Former U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde dies". Taunton Daily Gazette. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  14. ^ Forrest, Brett (2015-03-05). "The American Woman Who Stands Between Putin and Ukraine". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  15. ^ Sotonoff, Jamie; Gire, Dann (September 14, 2011). "Tool belt unlocked HGTV career for Wood Dale native". Daily Herald. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  16. ^ "An Interview with James 'Pate' Philip & Carter Hendren" (PDF). Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2015-09-08.
  17. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 2003-2004, Biographical Sketch of Ray R. Soden, pg. 91
  18. ^ "Bally Invitational Facts". Chicago Tribune. 1985-01-27. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  19. ^ "Representative Christine Winger (R) - 45th District". Illinois General Assembly. 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2015-09-26.

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