Elwood, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 2,267 (88% urban, 12% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.9%
Males: 1,160  (51.2%)
Females: 1,107  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 60421.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $68,032 (it was $53,125 in 2000)
Elwood:

$68,032
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,682 (it was $22,442 in 2000)

Elwood village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $160,161 (it was $131,100 in 2000)
Elwood:

$160,161
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $223,693; Detached houses: $237,325; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,332; In 2-unit structures: $138,456; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $181,385; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $89,973; Mobile homes: $43,950

Median gross rent in 2013: $905.

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  • Races in Elwood, IL (2010)

    Elwood races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Elwood: 101.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.2%), Irish (19.5%), Polish (11.8%), Italian (8.0%), English (6.9%), United States (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/12/1873

Elevation: 648 feet

Land area: 2.71 square miles.

Population density: 836 people per square mile   (low).

Elwood,IL real estate house value index trend

Elwood, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Elwood:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elwood village:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Elwood, Illinois as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Elwood to the number of sex offenders is 570 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,984 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,332 (2.2%)

Elwood satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.41 N, Longitude: 88.11 W

Area code: 815

Elwood household income distribution Elwood home values distribution

Property values in Elwood, IL


Crime rates in Elwood by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000001N/A000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.042.7N/A0.00.00.0
Rapes 000010300N/A00N/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.047.10.0130.40.00.0N/A0.00.0N/A
Robberies 000000000N/A000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A0.00.00.0
Assaults 73535146210N/A143
per 100,000 432.12,160.51,829.650.4188.5268.287.042.80.0N/A43.9174.4131.6
Burglaries 444216211N/A912
per 100,000 246.9246.9209.1100.847.1268.287.042.842.7N/A394.943.687.8
Thefts 183737151628274111N/A683215
per 100,000 1,111.12,284.01,934.1755.7754.01,251.71,173.91,756.6469.9N/A2,983.81,395.6658.2
Auto thefts 3111032201N/A42
per 100,000 185.261.752.350.40.0134.187.085.70.042.7N/A174.487.8
Arson 100000000N/A010
per 100,000 61.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A0.043.60.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 168.9565.6478.953.3112.8138.1188.491.9111.1114.7165.1111.668.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Elwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.92
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +594 (+57.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Elwood, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Elwood 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 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 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 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

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 84.1. This is about average.

City:

84.1
U.S.:

74.2

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

City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.303

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.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.55. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.55
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.41
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.1% for Black residents)
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

Elwood, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (95%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Elwood village (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%
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 0$0 1$3,139
Other Government Administration 1$4,355$52,2600$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$54,531$65,4372$1,052
Police - Other 1$2,657$31,8841$514
Streets and Highways 5$18,750$45,0000$0
Sewerage 1$4,153$49,8360$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,605
Water Supply 1$5,705$68,4600$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,423$41,0760$0
Totals for Government 20$93,574$56,1445$6,310

Elwood government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,694,000 ($2511.69)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,356,000 ($598.15)
    Police Protection: $1,012,000 ($446.40)
    Regular Highways: $501,000 ($221.00)
    Water Utilities: $373,000 ($164.53)
    Sewerage: $287,000 ($126.60)
    General - Other: $123,000 ($54.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $117,000 ($51.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000 ($30.44)
    General Public Buildings: $51,000 ($22.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,999,000 ($2205.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $752,000 ($331.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $827,000 ($364.80)

Elwood government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $865,000 ($381.56)
    Sewerage: $342,000 ($150.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $127,000 ($56.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000 ($22.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,244,000 ($548.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $144,000 ($63.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $117,000 ($51.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $385,000 ($169.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,544,000 ($1122.19)
    General Local Government Support: $291,000 ($128.36)
    All Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Tax - Property: $4,086,000 ($1802.38)
    Other License: $481,000 ($212.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $310,000 ($136.74)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $141,000 ($62.20)
    Other Selective Sales: $73,000 ($32.20)

Elwood government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,840,000 ($64772.83)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,984,000 ($55131.89)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,621,000 ($11301.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,765,000 ($1660.79)

Elwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,411,000 ($6797.97)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,699,000 ($6925.01)

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 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:

Sep 25, 1995 10:43 AM, Brandon Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • 5,409Total average daily traffic
  • 348Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,254Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • ELWOOD, 24645 S Patterson Rd (Lat: 41.436694 Lon: -88.117278), Structure height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: WPOT529
    Assigned Frequencies: 6545.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/06/2009, Expiration Date: 04/27/2019
    Registrant: Special System Services, 100 Mahogany Way, Upper Gwynedd, PA 19446-6084, Phone: (215) 699-4427, Fax: (215) 699-4427, Email:
  • OLDANI FARMS, 23922 Patterson Rd./ West Millsdale Rd. (Oldani Farm-003257) (Lat: 41.450500 Lon: -88.122889), Type: Mast, Structure height: 57.3 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WQJE763
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/13/2008, Expiration Date: 08/13/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2010, Certifier: Willaim Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • CH33XC006, 26057 Ridge Rd (Lat: 41.414000 Lon: -88.038472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQPT992
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2012, Expiration Date: 08/15/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • STATION, 5.5 Mi. N. Of (Lat: 41.439194 Lon: -88.127000), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WAQ683
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/04/1993, Expiration Date: 02/04/1998
    Registrant: Phone: (215) 897-1151
  • STATION, 5 Mi Se Of (Lat: 41.393917 Lon: -88.098111), Overall height: 79.6 m, Call Sign: WBM454
    Assigned Frequencies: 6800.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/04/2009, Expiration Date: 11/15/2019
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Table Rock Aviation Inc, 26057 S Ridge Rd, Elwood, IL 60421
  • 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: 629LF , Serial Number: 2189, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 10/10/2006
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Aviation LLC Rachke, 18802 W Manhattan Rd, Elwood, IL 60421, Other Owners: Aviation LLC Janovyak
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Charles A Jr Blatti, Po Box 278, Elwood, IL 60421

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 9

Incident types - Elwood

See full 2006 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

Businesses in Elwood, IL

  • FedEx: 1

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  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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