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Willow Springs, Illinois
Village of Willow Springs
Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, Willow Springs, Illinois.jpg
Official seal of Willow Springs, Illinois
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Location of Willow Springs in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Willow Springs in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Cook, DuPage
Townships Lyons, Palos, Lemont, Downers Grove
Area
 • Total 4.25 sq mi (11.02 km2)
 • Land 4.15 sq mi (10.75 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
Elevation
594 ft (181 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,857
 • Density 1,411.67/sq mi (545.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
60480
Area code(s) 708
FIPS code 17-82049
GNIS feature ID 2399701

Willow Springs is a village in Cook County, Illinois, with a small portion in DuPage County. The village was founded in 1892, and was named for the springs along the Des Plaines River. Per the 2020 census, the population was 5,857.

Geography

Willow Springs is located at 41°44′15″N 87°52′40″W / 41.73750°N 87.87778°W / 41.73750; -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%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Willow Springs village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 4,794 4,679 86.78% 79.89%
Black or African American alone (NH) 56 77 1.01% 1.31%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 0 15 0.00% 0.26%
Asian alone (NH) 145 202 2.62% 3.45%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 2 15 0.04% 0.26%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 56 154 1.01% 2.63%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 471 715 8.53% 12.21%
Total 5,524 5,857 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

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. Another portion of District 108 students attend Amos Alonzo Stagg High School (Consolidated High School District 230) in Palos Hills, 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.

Infrastructure

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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