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Braidwood, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Braidwood had a population of 6,262 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 6,262
Daytime Population: Workers 1,034
Daytime Population: Residents 3,216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,250
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 6,253
Population in Familes 5,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,168
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $59,552
Average Household Income $68,859
Per Capita Income $26,295


Total Housing Units 2,976 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,893 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 489 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 594 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $166,709
Average Home Value $179,802


Total Households 2,382
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,702
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 0.1% 0.35%
Households 0.24% 0.39%
Families -0.01% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 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 # 300 78th
Population Density # 651 52nd
Diversity Index # 497 64th
Median Household Income # 447 67th
Per Capita Income # 713 48th

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