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Willow Springs, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Willow Springs had a population of 5,851 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Willow Springs, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,851
Daytime Population: Workers 1,758
Daytime Population: Residents 2,645
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,403
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 5,849
Population in Familes 5,052
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,428
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $82,688
Average Household Income $110,271
Per Capita Income $43,097


Total Housing Units 2,502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,092 (83.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 300 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $350,000
Average Home Value $455,330


Total Households 2,392
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,731
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.35%
Households 0.54% 0.37%
Families 1.12% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2017 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 Density # 507 63rd
Diversity Index # 327 76th
Median Household Income # 145 89th
Per Capita Income # 95 93rd

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