Braidwood, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 6,185 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.9%
 
Males: 3,312  (53.6%)
Females: 2,873  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Illinois median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 60481.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $58,229 (it was $54,375 in 2000)
Braidwood:

$58,229
IL:

$59,588

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $28,355 (it was $20,545 in 2000)

Braidwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $158,187 (it was $111,900 in 2000)
Braidwood:

$158,187
IL:

$180,300

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $240,950; Detached houses: $256,775; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,722; In 2-unit structures: $164,320; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,009; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $139,254; Mobile homes: $64,188

Median gross rent in 2015: $893.

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  • Races in Braidwood, IL (2010)

    Braidwood races chart
    • 5,77293.2%White alone
    • 3064.9%Hispanic
    • 430.7%Two or more races
    • 290.5%Asian alone
    • 220.4%Black alone
    • 140.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.08%Other race alone

Races in Braidwood detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Braidwood: 101.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (15.8%), German (10.5%), American (10.0%), English (9.7%), Polish (9.2%), Italian (8.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/15/1873

Elevation: 575 feet

Land area: 4.63 square miles.

Population density: 1,336 people per square mile   (low).

Braidwood,IL real estate house value index trend

Braidwood, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Braidwood:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Braidwood city:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

115 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Braidwood, Illinois as of November 21, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Braidwood to the number of sex offenders is 1,036 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $3,157 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,465 (1.9%)

Braidwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Joliet, IL (18.9 miles , pop. 106,221).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (48.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Diamond, IL (1.5 miles ), Godley, IL (1.7 miles ), Coal City, IL (1.9 miles ), Braceville, IL (2.0 miles ), Lakewood Shores, IL (2.1 miles ), Wilmington, IL (2.1 miles ), Carbon Hill, IL (2.1 miles ), Essex, IL (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 1998: 75 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 1999: 44 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2002: 52 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2003: 54 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2004: 84 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2005: 86 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2006: 50 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $224,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.27 N, Longitude: 88.22 W

Area code: 815

Braidwood household income distribution Braidwood home values distribution

Property values in Braidwood, IL


Crime rates in Braidwood by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Murders 000100000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.017.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 044221311013020
per 100,000 0.076.971.634.533.515.845.415.115.00.016.248.10.032.50.0
Robberies 000001301860102
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.015.845.40.015.0120.096.90.016.10.032.4
Assaults 1312122045655009653
per 100,000 249.9230.6214.7345.467.179.190.975.675.00.00.0144.496.681.348.6
Burglaries 202020253442443810171323192415
per 100,000 384.4384.4357.9431.8570.0664.6666.6574.8150.1255.1210.0369.1305.8390.4243.0
Theft 849393109129165134799410110991486375
per 100,000 1,614.51,787.41,664.31,882.62,162.62,610.82,030.01,195.01,410.61,515.61,760.61,460.4772.41,024.71,214.8
Auto thefts 11779811553031205
per 100,000 211.4134.5125.3155.4134.1174.175.775.645.00.048.516.032.20.081.0
Arson 000010101051130
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.016.80.015.10.015.00.080.816.016.148.80.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.7) 162.5222.4207.1249.2177.4198.1202.1121.3102.0114.5131.0152.979.0110.691.5

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Crime rate in Braidwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 16 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Illinois average:

2.52
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,515 (+41.1%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Braidwood: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Braidwood, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Braidwood-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Braidwood city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Braidwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 170.4 miles away from Braidwood center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 194.4 miles away from Braidwood center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 185.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Will County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Braidwood topographic map

Birthplace of: John Mitchell (United Mine Workers) - Labor leader, Artie Matthews - (1888-1958), ragtime composer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Braidwood:

  • EMBASSY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WILMINGTON, IL)
  • ROYAL WILLOW NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WILMINGTON, IL)
  • CHEROKEE RIDGE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CHANNAHON, IL)
  • ADVANTAGE HOME HEALTH CARE IN (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CHANNAHON, IL)
  • MORRIS HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE CENTERS Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MORRIS, IL)
  • QUALITY HOME HEALTH, INC. (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MORRIS, IL)
  • MORRIS LINCOLN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MORRIS, IL)

Amtrak stations near Braidwood:

  • 17 miles: DWIGHT (119 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area.
  • 19 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.

Nuclear power plants:

  • Braidwood 2. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Sargent & Lundy Engineers. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Commonwealth Edison Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1120 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 03/1988. Commercial start: 10/1988..
  • Braidwood 1. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Sargent & Lundy Engineers. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Commonwealth Edison Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1120 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 05/1987. Commercial start: 07/1988..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Braidwood:

  • Joliet Junior College (about 16 miles; Joliet, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,401)
  • University of St Francis (about 20 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 2,454)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 20 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Kankakee Community College (about 23 miles; Kankakee, IL; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Lewis University (about 25 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,739)
  • Governors State University (about 29 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • Aurora University (about 35 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)

Public high school in Braidwood:

Public elementary/middle schools in Braidwood:

See full list of schools located in Braidwood

Library in Braidwood:

  • FOSSIL RIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $680,938; Location: 386 WEST KENNEDY ROAD; 55,085 books; 2,395 audio materials; 2,179 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 197 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Braidwood Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Braidwood include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Immaculate Conception Church (B), Main Street Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Little Shadow Lake (A), Big Shadow Lake (B), Third Shadow Lake (C), Dinosaur Lake (D), Hawk Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Braidwood: Braidwood City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Braidwood Motel (120 North Washington Street).

Will County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 62.7. This is about average.

City:

62.7
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.201. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 9.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.21
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.33
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.2%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.3% for Black residents, 19.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
22 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Braidwood, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Braidwood (2011 data):

  • Centrue Bank: Braidwood Branch at 180 North Front, branch established on 1996/01/16. Info updated 2007/06/27: Bank assets: $964.9 mil, Deposits: $850.6 mil, headquarters in Streator, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Centrue Financial Corporation
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Braidwood Facility at 170 East Main Street, branch established on 1948/11/06. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Mazon State Bank: Braidwood Branch at 130 Washington Street, branch established on 1998/07/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $79.4 mil, Deposits: $71.5 mil, headquarters in Mazon, IL, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Mazon Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Illinois average:

12.3

Braidwood travel time to work - commute Braidwood mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Braidwood city (based on Will County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic212,25239
Evangelical Protestant46,404188
Mainline Protestant31,31373
Other12,57420
Black Protestant7,42616
Orthodox1,5366
None366,055-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 85
Will County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
Will County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 122
Will County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 286
Here:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Will County:

26.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.2%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Braidwood:

50.0%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.8%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.5%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.8%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Braidwood:

60.0%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Braidwood:

80.4%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Braidwood, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,948$39,7924$7,723
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,250
Police Protection - Officers 12$63,495$63,4955$6,707
Police - Other 1$3,531$42,3727$3,244
Streets and Highways 3$11,681$46,7240$0
Sewerage 2$9,717$58,3021$1,200
Water Supply 3$15,084$60,3360$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$1,289
Totals for Government 24$113,456$56,72826$21,413

Braidwood government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,357,000 ($219.40)
    Water Utilities: $866,000 ($140.02)
    Regular Highways: $470,000 ($75.99)
    Financial Administration: $407,000 ($65.80)
    General - Other: $361,000 ($58.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $78,000 ($12.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($15.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,029,000 ($166.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,475,000 ($238.48)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $75,000 ($12.13)

Braidwood government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000 ($8.08)
    Highways: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $448,000 ($72.43)
    Interest Earnings: $284,000 ($45.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,165,000 ($188.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $741,000 ($119.81)
    Highways: $285,000 ($46.08)
  • Tax - Property: $2,869,000 ($463.86)
    Public Utilities: $328,000 ($53.03)
    NEC: $202,000 ($32.66)

Braidwood government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,255,000 ($202.91)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,565,000 ($253.03)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $61,000 ($9.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,155,000 ($186.74)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $850,000 ($137.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $626,000 ($101.21)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $150,000 ($24.25)
    Water Utilities: $100,000 ($16.17)

Braidwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,325,000 ($1022.64)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $56,000 ($9.05)

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Will County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  2.09% ($47,918 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  0.84% ($51,756)
from Grundy County, IL  0.18% ($39,127)


5.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($498 average AGI)
Will County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  1.80% ($40,173 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  0.87% ($47,958)
to Grundy County, IL  0.20% ($42,112)

Strongest AM radio stations in Braidwood:

  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WAGG (610 AM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Braidwood:

  • WYKT (105.5 FM; WILMINGTON, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRXQ (100.7 FM; COAL CITY, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYXX (103.1 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: BIG CITY RADIO-CHI, L.L.C.)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCQ (98.3 FM; CREST HILL, IL; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF JOLIET, INC.)
  • WCFL (104.7 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ASSEMBL)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRZA (99.9 FM; PARK FOREST, IL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WONU (89.7 FM; KANKAKEE, IL; Owner: OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Braidwood:

  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
Braidwood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Braidwood fatal accident list:

Aug 13, 2010 10:41 AM, Hickory Street, Lat: 41.26039, Lon: -88.24363, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 18, 1985 01:05 PM, 113, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 23, 1984 04:40 PM, 129, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 12, 1983 04:15 AM, Center St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 7, 1983 02:36 AM, 53, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 22, 1983 06:05 PM, West Main, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 19m62ftTotal length
  • 47,150Total average daily traffic
  • 11,589Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Braidwood)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Division St East Of Il Rte 53 (Lat: 41.242528 Lon: -88.229500), Type: Building, Structure height: 44 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WPPW313
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHzGrant Date: 01/14/2015, Expiration Date: 02/07/2025, Certifier: Todd CutlerRegistrant: Special System Services, 100 Mahogany Way, Upper Gwynedd, PA 19446, Phone: (215) 699-4427, Fax: (215) 699-4427, Email:
  • Braidwood Generating Sta Div St Rd S Of Rt 53 (Lat: 41.242528 Lon: -88.229500), Call Sign: WNDH954
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.6000 MHzGrant Date: 06/22/2005, Expiration Date: 08/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2012Registrant: Special System Services, 100 Mahogany Way, Upper Gwynedd, PA 19446-6084, Phone: (215) 699-4427, Fax: (215) 699-4427, Email:
  • Braidwood Sta Div St Rd S Of Rt 53 (Lat: 41.242528 Lon: -88.229500), Call Sign: WZH920, Licensee ID: L00012170
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.545 MHz, 153.635 MHz, 153.680 MHzGrant Date: 06/03/1998, Expiration Date: 06/03/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/04/2000Registrant: Commonwealth Edison Company, Chicago, IL 60690-0767
  • Lat: 41.281139 Lon: -88.221167, Call Sign: WQFN332
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.037 MHzGrant Date: 08/22/2006, Expiration Date: 08/22/2016, Certifier: David W TutterowRegistrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S Pflumm Rd, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550
  • BRAIDWOOD, Lat: 41.242528 Lon: -88.229500, Call Sign: WQHI515
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.025 MHz, 456.025 MHzGrant Date: 08/06/2007, Expiration Date: 08/06/2017, Certifier: Michael PezzanoRegistrant: Special System Services, 100 Mahogany Way, Upper Gwynedd, PA 19446, Phone: (215) 699-4427, Fax: (215) 699-4427, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Braidwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE LLC AIRWOLF 912ULS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 455XP , Serial Number: A163ULS, Year manufactured: 2011, Airworthiness Date: 10/07/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 410 S Division St, Braidwood, IL 60408

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$136,17311$104,87658$147,4561$14,2504$102,7503$61,283
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$155,9751$40,5100$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$131,0401$70,97014$140,8381$4,7501$91,0802$54,485
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$81,0300$011$144,6020$01$103,6600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$62,3103$146,5000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8840.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$157,0201$170,710
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$113,160
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8840.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Braidwood and their reported violations in the past:

BRAIDWOOD (Population served: 6,191, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Braidwood that have no violations reported:

  • MAIN STREET BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GND BAR INC (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 46
  • Hazardous Condition: 22
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Braidwood

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Braidwood, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Braidwood, Illinois:

  • Sands Motel, 1179 W Kennedy Rd, Braidwood, Illinois 60408 , Phone: (815) 458-3401
  • B & P Motel Incorporated, PO Box 173, Braidwood, Illinois 60408
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Braidwood, Illinois
Most common first names in Braidwood, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3081.9 years
John2872.2 years
James2166.1 years
Frank2079.0 years
Robert1866.0 years
William1771.8 years
Joseph1573.7 years
Anna1374.8 years
Charles1373.2 years
Rose1279.0 years
Most common last names in Braidwood, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Favero874.8 years
Vaira676.5 years
Girot680.6 years
Sullivan685.1 years
Johnson578.6 years
Bergera579.6 years
Smith563.4 years
Barnett576.4 years
Martikan484.2 years
Mchugh478.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
Businesses in Braidwood, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Circle K1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1

Braidwood compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Braidwood on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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