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Shorewood, Illinois - Basic Facts

Shorewood is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Shorewood.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Will County at latitude 41.52 and longitude -88.2017. Will County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 577 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Shorewood (see map) encompass a land area of 7.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shorewood: Grinton, Troy.

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Shorewood, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 16,593
Population in Households 16,590
Population in Familes 14,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,135
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 5,901
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 4,670
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,418 (89.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 483 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $229,836
Average Home Value $247,883


Median Household Income $90,982
Average Household Income $108,885
Per Capita Income $38,426
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.44% 1.05%
Households 1.64% 1.12%
Families 1.99% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   3.28%
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.


Shorewood, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shorewood to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 154 89th
Population Density1 # 245 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 226 84th
Median Household Income # 87 94th
Per Capita Income # 115 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.