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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Wood Dale is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 13,897. Wood Dale is in DuPage County. Living in Wood Dale offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wood Dale there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wood Dale and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Wood Dale are above average.
About Wood Dale...
Population
13,897

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,268
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Wood Dale Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    29
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    159.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,166.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Wood Dale

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,250
National
$55,322
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Wood Dale is a very calm and quiet Community. It is a great spot to live as you have the train station and the airport right by you so transportation is never an issue not to mention being right next to Kingery Highway. From our amazing restaurants such as White Cottage Pizzeria, Gina’s Hotdogs, and Sweet Baby Rays you’ll never go hungry knowing your eating the best that’s out there!
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I've lived in Wood Dale my whole life and as Senior now at Fenton High School and can say that the community here is very good. The schooling is fantastic with all teachers being able to help and engage with students making sure they are doing their best. I have never once felt scared to walk outside at night or in the daytime to go and hang out with friends and family. This is one of the friendliest neighborhoods out there, the people are really nice and also stores in the area is what you would want with also great schooling for everyone.
Amazing environment! Perfect for families trying to move in. However, one issue is the airplanes. They fly often and if you are outside it can become distracting.