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Wood Dale, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Wood Dale had a population of 14,160 as of July 1, 2017. Wood Dale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Wood Dale is located at latitude 41.9663 and longitude -87.9809 in DuPage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wood Dale (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. DuPage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 692 feet.

The City of Wood Dale (GNIS ID: 2397360) 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 Wood Dale is located within Township of Addison, a minor civil division (MCD) of DuPage County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wood Dale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wood Dale, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,160
Daytime Population: Workers 15,401
Daytime Population: Residents 6,890
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,291
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.57
Population in Households 14,147
Population in Familes 12,121
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 2,996
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $63,564
Average Household Income $87,202
Per Capita Income $31,393


Total Housing Units 5,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,189 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,120 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 345 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $256,712
Average Home Value $285,615


Total Households 5,309
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 3,837
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 0.39% 0.4%
Households 0.36% 0.38%
Families 0.68% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Wood Dale, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wood Dale 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 # 171 88th
Population Density # 137 90th
Diversity Index # 96 93rd
Median Household Income # 344 75th
Per Capita Income # 354 74th

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