Elwood, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 2,265 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: +39.8%
Males: 1,059  (46.8%)
Females: 1,206  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60421.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $73,981 (it was $53,125 in 2000)
Elwood:

$73,981
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,720 (it was $22,442 in 2000)

Elwood village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $166,872 (it was $131,100 in 2000)
Elwood:

$166,872
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $250,326; detached houses: $258,271; townhouses or other attached units: $208,902; in 2-unit structures: $273,397; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $179,954; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,106; mobile homes: $113,012

Median gross rent in 2017: $980.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elwood: 100.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.6%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 67.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Elwood, IL (2010)
    • 2,07190.9%White alone
    • 1446.3%Hispanic
    • 341.5%Black alone
    • 160.7%Two or more races
    • 110.5%Asian alone
    • 20.09%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Elwood, Illinois as of August 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elwood is 431 to 1.


Crime rates in Elwood by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.7)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(47.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(130.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(188.5)
6
(268.2)
2
(87.0)
1
(42.8)
0
(0.0)
N/A1
(43.9)
4
(174.4)
3
(131.6)
7
(309.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(176.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(47.1)
6
(268.2)
2
(87.0)
1
(42.8)
1
(42.7)
N/A9
(394.9)
1
(43.6)
2
(87.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(177.6)
1
(44.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(754.0)
28
(1,252)
27
(1,174)
41
(1,757)
11
(469.9)
N/A68
(2,984)
32
(1,396)
15
(658.2)
13
(574.2)
28
(1,243)
11
(486.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(134.1)
2
(87.0)
2
(85.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.7)
N/A4
(174.4)
2
(87.8)
3
(132.5)
6
(266.4)
5
(221.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(43.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)108.9133.2181.788.7107.2110.6159.3107.765.895.483.575.6

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Crime rate in Elwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.42
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: Polish (15.3%), Irish (13.0%), German (10.3%), Italian (10.3%), American (9.3%), Slovene (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/12/1873

Elevation: 648 feet

Land area: 2.71 square miles.

Population density: 835 people per square mile   (low).

Elwood, Illinois map

33 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.4%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,883 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,102 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Joliet, IL (8.3 miles , pop. 106,221).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (37.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Channahon, IL (2.4 miles ),
Preston Heights, IL (2.5 miles ),
Rockdale, IL (2.5 miles ),
Symerton, IL (2.6 miles),
Manhattan, IL (2.6 miles ),
Wilmington, IL (2.8 miles ),
Joliet, IL (2.9 miles ),
Minooka, IL (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 41.41 N, Longitude: 88.11 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Elwood, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Elwood, IL in 2017

Property values in Elwood, IL

Elwood satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 1999: 45 buildings, average cost: $68,300
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2003: 46 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $258,600
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $252,800
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $347,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $346,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $362,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $206,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Elwood, IL residents
Average permit cost in Elwood, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +594 (+57.9%).
Most common industries in Elwood, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Machinery (4.1%)
  • Utilities (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Elwood, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.2%)
  • Registered nurses (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Elwood, Illinois

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Elwood, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 86.2. This is about average.

City:

86.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.201. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 9.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.21
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.853. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.853
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.89
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Elwood-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the Elwood village 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 16.2 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elwood-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 205.2 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 179.7 miles away from the city 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 41.1 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 237.7 miles away from Elwood 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 203.7 miles away from Elwood center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 195.2 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).
Elwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elwood:

  • CHANNAHON (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CHANNAHON, IL)
  • ADVANTAGE HOME HEALTH CARE IN (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CHANNAHON, IL)
  • CHEROKEE RIDGE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; CHANNAHON, IL)
  • SALEM VILLAGE NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JOLIET, IL)
  • SUNNY HILL NURSING HOME OF WILL COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JOLIET, IL)
  • JOLIET TERRACE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; JOLIET, IL)
  • NURSEFINDERS OF JOLIET (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; JOLIET, IL)

Airports located in Elwood:

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.

Operable nuclear power plants near Elwood:

  • 12 miles: Braidwood 2 in Braidwood, IL.
  • 12 miles: Braidwood 1 in Braidwood, IL.
  • 17 miles: Dresden 2 in Morris, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elwood:

  • Joliet Junior College (about 8 miles; Joliet, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,401)
  • University of St Francis (about 9 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 2,454)
  • Lewis University (about 14 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,739)
  • Governors State University (about 21 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 22 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 25 miles; Palos Hills, IL; FT enrollment: 12,008)
  • North Central College (about 26 miles; Naperville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,860)

Public elementary/middle school in Elwood:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Elwood is one of the best towns to grow up in. Its soo quiet. everyone knows everyone. Its just a little hard to skatebord around cuz the cops are really strict about it with me and my friends. added by kevo
  • Elwood is one of the best towns to grow up in. Its soo quiet. everyone knows everyone. Its just a little hard to skatebord around cuz the cops are really strict about it with me and my friends. added by kevo

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Elwood Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Elwood: Elwood Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Elwood: Erickson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

  • ELWOOD (Population served: 2,300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRAIRIE CREEK GRAIN CO (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

71.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Elwood (2011 data):

  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company: Bank Of Elwood - A Branch Of Bank Of at 430 East Mississippi Ave, branch established on 2007/05/29. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $1,943.8 mil, Deposits: $1,632.9 mil, headquarters in Bloomington, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Elwood:

Marital status in Elwood, IL
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Elwood:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Elwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elwood, IL (based on Will County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Will County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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
Here:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.3%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Will County:

13.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elwood:

50.5%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elwood:

47.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Elwood:

29.1
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Elwood:

10.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

58.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.5%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elwood, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$62,206$74,6471$407
Streets and Highways 5$30,043$72,1030$0
Other Government Administration 3$10,560$42,2400$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,543$42,5161$1,993
Police - Other 1$3,618$43,4160$0
Sewerage 1$5,122$61,4640$0
Water Supply 1$4,495$53,9400$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,177
Totals for Government 22$119,587$65,2293$4,577

Elwood government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,722,000 ($1643.27)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,123,000 ($495.81)
    Regular Highways: $662,000 ($292.27)
    Police Protection: $603,000 ($266.23)
    Sewerage: $376,000 ($166.00)
    Water Utilities: $366,000 ($161.59)
    Financial Administration: $241,000 ($106.40)
    Central Staff Services: $241,000 ($106.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $178,000 ($78.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $174,000 ($76.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $85,000 ($37.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,474,000 ($3299.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($64.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,370,000 ($604.86)

Elwood government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $375,000 ($165.56)
    Sewerage: $341,000 ($150.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $173,000 ($76.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($7.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,947,000 ($859.60)
    Fines and Forfeits: $297,000 ($131.13)
    Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($12.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $410,000 ($181.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $464,000 ($204.86)
    General Local Government Support: $359,000 ($158.50)
    Highways: $61,000 ($26.93)
  • Tax - Property: $8,886,000 ($3923.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $567,000 ($250.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $114,000 ($50.33)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $90,000 ($39.74)
    Other License: $49,000 ($21.63)

Elwood government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $186,798,000 ($82471.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $186,199,000 ($82207.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,729,000 ($7385.87)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,130,000 ($7121.41)

Elwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,542,000 ($4654.30)

6.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($255 average AGI)
Will County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  2.51% ($62,155 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  1.25% ($68,167)
from Kendall County, IL  0.21% ($65,539)


6.20% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,353 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($612 average AGI)
Will County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.85% ($52,993 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  0.89% ($74,293)
to Kendall County, IL  0.32% ($71,947)

Businesses in Elwood, IL

  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Elwood:

  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAGG (610 AM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWHN (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JOLIET, IL; Owner: HAWKINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJOL (1340 AM; 1 kW; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Elwood:

  • WCCQ (98.3 FM; CREST HILL, IL; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF JOLIET, INC.)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WYKT (105.5 FM; WILMINGTON, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WJTW (93.5 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRXQ (100.7 FM; COAL CITY, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLLI-FM (96.7 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Elwood:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC 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)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)

Elwood fatal accident list:

Jan 8, 2015 06:57 AM, Arsenal Rd (Cr-17), Lat: 41.421022, Lon: -88.169531, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 18, 2014 06:13 PM, Sr-53, Mississippi, Lat: 41.405867, Lon: -88.102422, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 30, 2014 12:03 AM, Baseline Rd, Arsenal Rd (Cr-17), Lat: 41.421183, Lon: -88.146272, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 1995 10:43 AM, Brandon Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.4mTotal length
  • 60,075Total average daily traffic
  • 16,554Total average daily truck traffic
  • 57,902Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Elwood)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Elwood, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 142CW , Serial Number: 1911, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 04/20/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 04/02/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Table Rock Aviation Inc, 26057 S Ridge Rd, Elwood, IL 60421
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6952A , Serial Number: 29052, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/28/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey A Shackelford, Po Box 382, Elwood, IL 60421
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95452 , Serial Number: 28-25965, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 05/05/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Charles A Jr Blatti, Po Box 278, Elwood, IL 60421
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58P (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 123 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 958PB , Serial Number: TJ-392, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 09/20/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): Blatti Aviation Inc, Po Box 278, Elwood, IL 60421
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58P (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 123 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 61287 , Serial Number: TJ-392, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 09/20/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): Blatti Aviation Inc, Po Box 278, Elwood, IL 60421
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/09/1981, Exported to: Australia

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$122,8405$192,070
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$101,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$312,280
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$181,080
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8833.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2005
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$92,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2005 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8833.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Elwood, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Elwood, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 35. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 52 took place in 2004, and the least - 16 in 2006. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Elwood, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (38.6%), and Outside Fires (33.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elwood, IL
    • 22838.6%Structure Fires
    • 19933.7%Outside Fires
    • 12521.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 396.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elwood, IL
Most common first names in Elwood, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1966.0 years
Mary1678.0 years
William1377.4 years
James1369.6 years
Joseph1174.1 years
John1179.4 years
George1064.1 years
Donald1069.9 years
Frank978.2 years
Margaret979.4 years
Most common last names in Elwood, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hibner678.3 years
Thompson676.0 years
Anderson576.0 years
Oconnor580.6 years
Brown577.0 years
Coldwater480.5 years
Bernhard481.3 years
Smith473.3 years
Attaway474.5 years
Erickson479.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elwood, IL
  • 92.8%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elwood, IL
  • 64.4%Utility gas
  • 35.6%Electricity


Elwood 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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