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Braidwood, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Braidwood had a population of 6,249 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Braidwood is located at latitude 41.2702 and longitude -88.2234 in Will County. The formal boundaries for the City of Braidwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Will County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 577 feet.

The City of Braidwood (GNIS ID: 2394237) 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 City of Braidwood is located within Township of Reed, a minor civil division (MCD) of Will County.

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

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


Total Population 6,249
Population in Households 6,241
Population in Familes 5,231
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,166
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 2,362
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,693
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,887 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 475 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 639 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $165,448
Average Home Value $175,093


Median Household Income $58,334
Average Household Income $66,594
Per Capita Income $25,243
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.27%
Households 0.14% 0.27%
Families -0.09% 0.16%
Median Household Income   -0.01%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
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.

Braidwood, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Braidwood 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 # 300 78th
Population Density1 # 657 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 491 64th
Median Household Income # 450 67th
Per Capita Income # 724 47th

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