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Willow Springs, Illinois
Village
Official name: Village of Willow Springs
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties DuPage, Cook
Elevation 594 ft (181 m)
Coordinates 41°44′15″N 87°52′40″W / 41.7375°N 87.87778°W / 41.7375; -87.87778
Area 4.12 sq mi (11 km²)
 - land 4.02 sq mi (10 km²)
 - water 0.11 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 5,524 (2010)
Density 1,374.1 /sq mi (531 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60480
Area code 708
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Website: www.willowsprings-il.gov

Willow Springs is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, with portions in Cook County. The village was founded in 1892. The population was 5,524 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Willow Springs is located at 41°44′15″N 87°52′40″W / 41.7375°N 87.87778°W / 41.7375; -87.87778 (41.737616, -87.877788).

According to the 2010 census, Willow Springs has a total area of 4.116 square miles (10.66 km2), of which 4.01 square miles (10.39 km2) (or 97.42%) is land and 0.106 square miles (0.27 km2) (or 2.58%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 378
1910 334 −11.6%
1920 134 −59.9%
1930 733 447.0%
1940 948 29.3%
1950 1,314 38.6%
1960 2,348 78.7%
1970 3,318 41.3%
1980 4,147 25.0%
1990 4,509 8.7%
2000 5,027 11.5%
2010 5,524 9.9%
Est. 2015 5,695 3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,027 people, 1,948 households, and 1,381 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,299.8 people per square mile (501.5/km²). There were 1,991 housing units at an average density of 514.8 per square mile (198.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.91% White, 0.72% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.85% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.05% of the population.

The top five ancestries reported in Willow Springs as of the 2000 census were Polish (25.3%), German (19.6%), Irish (12.6%), Italian (11.3%) and Czech (6.9%).

There were 1,948 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $58,322, and the median income for a family was $66,886. Males had a median income of $48,776 versus $35,466 for females. The per capita income for the village was $30,394. About 5.9% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Public education

Several public elementary and middle school students attend Willow Springs School District 108, while others attend Pleasantdale Elementary and Pleasantdale Middle School in Pleasantdale School District 107. At the high school level, some District 108 students move onto Argo Community High School (District 217) in Summit, IL, and District 107 students move onto Lyons Township High School (District 204) in La Grange/Western Springs, IL.

Trinity Lutheran School is in the area.

College of DuPage serves residents north of the river while Moraine Valley Community College serves those south of the river.

Transportation

Willow Springs has a station on Metra's Heritage Corridor, which provides daily rail service between Joliet and Chicago Union Station.

Culture

Willow Springs was used as a set location for the film The Lake House, starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.


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