Braidwood, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Braidwood, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Braidwood had a population of 6,287 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Braidwood, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,287
Population in Households 6,278
Population in Familes 5,270
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,173
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $59,698
Average Household Income $69,944
Per Capita Income $26,892


Total Housing Units 3,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,962 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 446 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 663 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $171,131
Average Home Value $184,369


Total Households 2,408
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,715
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.14% 0.54%
Households 0.34% 0.63%
Families 0.09% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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, 2018 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 # 298 78th
Population Density # 642 53rd
Diversity Index # 491 64th
Median Household Income # 497 64th
Per Capita Income # 748 45th

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