Elwood, IL Population

Population: 1,620. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,237 (+38.1% change)
Males: 779 (48.1%), Females: 841 (51.9%)

Will County

Zip code: 60421

Median resident age: 35.2 years
Median household income: $53,125
Median house value: $132,300

Races in Elwood:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (31.5%), Irish (19.9%), Italian (13.8%), Polish (9.5%), English (9.1%), French (4.6%).

Elevation: 648 feet

Land area: 2.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Elwood

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elwood village

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

2.0% Foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +594 (+57.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Elwood:

  • PROVENA ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; JOLIET, IL)
  • SILVER CROSS HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; JOLIET, IL)
  • ROCK CREEK CENTER,THE (about 21 miles; LEMONT, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elwood:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 36 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 41 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 51 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elwood:

  • EMPRESS RIVER CASINO (about 4 miles; JOLIET, IL; Abbreviation: I01)
  • JOLIET REGIONAL (about 9 miles; JOLIET, IL; Abbreviation: JOT)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: LOT)
Amtrak station near Elwood:

  • 8 miles: JOLIET (50 E. JEFFERSON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elwood:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 9 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,361)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 10 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,974)
  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 25 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,088)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; LISLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,610)
Public primary/middle school in Elwood:

  • ELWOOD C C SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 409 N CHICAGO AVE; Grades: KG – 08)

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