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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Woodridge is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 33,447. Woodridge is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Woodridge offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Woodridge there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Woodridge and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Woodridge are highly rated.
About Woodridge...
Population
33,447

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,213
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Woodridge 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    6
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    250.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    810.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Woodridge

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,757
National
$55,322

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Woodridge Reviews

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Woodridge is an excellent place to live. You do not have to live in Naperville or Downers Grove to claim you're from there as you can buy a house in Woodridge but attend those schools and still be part of those communities. The best schools districts serving Woodridge are Naperville District 202 and Center Cass District 66 - those are the areas with the nicest houses and biggest lots. What I love most Woodridge is its location. It is conveniently placed in DuPage County, one of the most affluent in the nation and Woodridge lives up to typical DuPage standards. The highway access is impeccable. Additionally, the sense of community and belonging is quite nice. 10/10 recommend!
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Woodridge is an excellent biking community! There are about 35 miles of paved, dedicated off-road bike paths that go through lovely neighborhoods, to secluded woods, to almost anywhere really. Who needs a car in Woodridge when you could just bike? It really almost reminded me of when I traveled to Amsterdam in Netherlands because the well established tradition of biking. In addition to its easy bike accessibility, the schools are ranked well and there are a lot of options to chose from, from Naperville district 203 to Center Cass district 66, there are endless options. The variety of shopping/dining here is great as well. What sets Woodridge apart is the residents. They are so nice and welcoming - the abundance of children makes it a family-oriented community. Woodridge may be a small and young village, however it is arguably one of the best areas to live in the area.
Opportunities for young children, park district is fantastic! The new Athletic Recreation Center is very good quality, comfortable to work out there and not intimidating at all. Good job opportunities there for high school/college age individuals there as well as other parts of the Woodridge Park District. Only downside is Woodridge does not have its own high school, but the ones that kids are sent to (DGN, DGS) are both quality