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Willow Springs, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Willow Springs had a population of 5,825 as of July 1, 2016. Willow Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Willow Springs is located at latitude 41.735 and longitude -87.8843 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Willow Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Village of Willow Springs (GNIS ID: 2399701) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Willow Springs is located within Township of Lyons, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Willow Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Willow Springs: Mount Forest, Mountforest.

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Willow Springs, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,825
Population in Households 5,823
Population in Familes 5,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,422
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 2,382
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,726
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,089 (83.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 293 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $351,848
Average Home Value $453,802


Median Household Income $81,342
Average Household Income $105,818
Per Capita Income $41,351
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.39%
Households 0.56% 0.41%
Families 1.25% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Willow Springs, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow Springs to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 310 77th
Population Density1 # 521 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 327 76th
Median Household Income # 136 90th
Per Capita Income # 95 93rd

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