Villa Park, Illinois facts for kids
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|Village of Villa Park|
Location of Villa Park in DuPage County, Illinois.
|• Total||4.77 sq mi (12.35 km2)|
|• Land||4.72 sq mi (12.23 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2) 1.05%|
|• Density||4,713.74/sq mi (1,820.16/km2)|
|Down 0.81% from 1990|
|Standard of living|
|• Median income||$77,739 (average household: $91,386)|
|• Median home value||$245,800|
|Area code(s)||630 and 331|
Villa Park is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States, within the Chicago metropolitan area. The population as of the 2020 Census is 21,113. Villa Park is a western suburb of Chicago.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2015, there were 21,800 people, 7,737 households, and 5,748 families residing in the village. The population density was 4469 people per square mile (7206.58/km2). There were 8,199 housing units at an average density of 1060 per square mile . The racial makeup of the village was 66% (14,822) White, 5% (1,089) Asian, 6% (1,308) African American, 0% Native American, 0% Pacific Islander, 0% from other races, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22% of the population (4,796). 15.9% of the population is foreign born US Census with 16% coming from Europe, 27% from Asia (Mainly Pakistan and Northern India), 1% from Africa, and 56% from Latin America.
There were 7,810 households, out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $70,176 and the median income for a family was $52,055. Males had a median income of $81,429 versus $62,170 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,538 About 2.6% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 8% of those age 65 or over.
Villa Park has a commuter railroad station on Metra's Union Pacific/West Line with service west to Elburn, Illinois, and east to downtown Chicago. The Ardmore Avenue Train Station and the Villa Avenue Train Station are also nationally registered historical places. The Ardmore Avenue Train Station is currently serving as the home for the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce, while the Villa Avenue Train Station is home to the Villa Park Historical Museum. There have been several train-pedestrian deaths in Villa Park.
Both of these former train stations lie along the Illinois Prairie Path. The Illinois Prairie Path is a regional bicycle path linking Chicago's Western Suburbs which is popular with bicyclists and pedestrians during the warmer months, and is used for cross country skiing during winter months.
- Norma Berger, pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League; lives in Villa Park
- Tom Cullerton, Member of the Illinois Senate (2013–present); resides in Villa Park
- Tino Insana, actor, voice actor, writer, producer; graduated Willowbrook High School, 1966
- Anita Padilla, reporter for WFLD-TV in Chicago
- Matt Roth, former NFL player
- Bobby Wawak, driver with NASCAR; born in Villa Park