Braidwood, Illinois

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Population in 2022: 6,156 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.3%
 
Males: 3,141  (51.0%)
Females: 3,015  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Illinois median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 60481.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $71,498 (it was $54,375 in 2000)
Braidwood:

$71,498
IL:

$76,708

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $38,980 (it was $20,545 in 2000)

Braidwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $198,619 (it was $111,900 in 2000)
Braidwood:

$198,619
IL:

$251,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $215,174; detached houses: $218,939; townhouses or other attached units: $230,706; mobile homes: $145,720

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,156.

March 2022 cost of living index in Braidwood: 99.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 7.9%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Braidwood, IL (2022)
    • 5,32686.5%White alone
    • 4747.7%Hispanic
    • 2073.4%Two or more races
    • 60.10%Black alone
    • 90.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Braidwood, Illinois as of May 28, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Braidwood is 682 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Braidwood by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
3
(48.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.3)
5
(80.4)
5
(80.7)
6
(97.1)
1
(16.3)
4
(64.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.4)
2
(32.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(73.1)
8
(129.2)
6
(96.6)
9
(144.4)
6
(96.6)
5
(81.3)
3
(48.6)
4
(64.9)
1
(16.3)
6
(96.5)
5
(80.7)
8
(129.4)
1
(16.3)
4
(64.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(146.1)
17
(274.6)
13
(209.3)
23
(369.1)
19
(305.8)
24
(390.4)
15
(243.0)
10
(162.3)
7
(113.9)
9
(144.8)
4
(64.5)
7
(113.3)
0
(0.0)
8
(129.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
94
(1,373)
101
(1,631)
109
(1,755)
91
(1,460)
48
(772.4)
63
(1,025)
75
(1,215)
56
(909.1)
32
(520.7)
33
(530.8)
30
(483.9)
25
(404.5)
6
(97.7)
26
(421.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(43.8)
3
(48.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.0)
2
(32.2)
0
(0.0)
5
(81.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(48.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.4)
0
(0.0)
5
(81.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
5
(80.5)
1
(16.0)
1
(16.1)
3
(48.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index87.7114.2117.1152.979.0110.691.570.577.6118.9104.5130.320.297.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Braidwood, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 16 (13 officers - 11 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Illinois average:

3.06
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Ancestries: German (22.5%), Irish (12.7%), Polish (12.3%), Italian (9.2%), English (8.8%), American (6.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/15/1873

Elevation: 575 feet

Land area: 4.63 square miles.

Population density: 1,330 people per square mile   (low).

Braidwood, Illinois map

73 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,661 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $3,164 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.27 N, Longitude: 88.22 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Braidwood, IL in 2022
Distribution of house value in Braidwood, IL in 2022

Property values in Braidwood, IL

Braidwood satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 14 buildings, average cost: $229,100
  • 2021: 9 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2020: 11 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2019: 11 buildings, average cost: $229,700
  • 2018: 13 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2006: 50 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2005: 86 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2004: 84 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2003: 54 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2002: 52 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1999: 44 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 1998: 75 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $98,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Braidwood, IL residents
Average permit cost in Braidwood, IL
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.0%
Illinois:

4.2%
Historical population in Braidwood, IL
Historical housing units in Braidwood, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +1,515 (+41.1%).
Most common industries in Braidwood, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Utilities (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Chemicals (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.8%)
  • Utilities (10.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.2%)
  • Chemicals (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.8%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Braidwood, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Braidwood, Illinois

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Braidwood, 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 2023 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

73
Carbon Monoxide Level

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

City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.31
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 35.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 11.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

8.1

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 significantly above Illinois state average. It is 68% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.8 miles away from Braidwood 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 195.9 miles away from Braidwood center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (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) 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) earthquake occurred 194.4 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 (17) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Braidwood topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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 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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Braidwood:

Marital status in Braidwood, IL
  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Braidwood:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Illinois average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Braidwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Braidwood, 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
This 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.
State:

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

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.8%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Braidwood:

45.7%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
Illinois:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.3%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
Illinois:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Braidwood:

56.7%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Braidwood:

78.5%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Braidwood, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 16$80,084$60,0636$8,044
Other Government Administration 9$96,171$128,2280$0
Streets and Highways 8$31,390$47,0850$0
Financial Administration 6$16,910$33,8201$2,872
Police - Other 3$9,101$36,4049$3,614
Water Supply 2$10,548$63,2880$0
Sewerage 1$6,073$72,8760$0
Totals for Government 45$250,277$66,74116$14,530

Braidwood government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,174,000 ($353.15)
    Water Utilities: $1,118,000 ($181.61)
    Central Staff Services: $648,000 ($105.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $529,000 ($85.93)
    Regular Highways: $524,000 ($85.12)
    General - Other: $492,000 ($79.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $103,000 ($16.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $150,000 ($24.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,215,000 ($359.81)

Braidwood government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,660,000 ($269.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $683,000 ($110.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $552,000 ($89.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $167,000 ($27.13)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($0.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $786,000 ($127.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,255,000 ($203.87)
    Highways: $232,000 ($37.69)
  • Tax - Property: $1,784,000 ($289.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $350,000 ($56.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $298,000 ($48.41)
    Other License: $87,000 ($14.13)

Braidwood government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,254,000 ($853.48)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,391,000 ($550.84)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,015,000 ($327.32)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $152,000 ($24.69)

Braidwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,713,000 ($278.27)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,210,000 ($521.44)

6.75% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($73,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Illinois average:

5.09%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($43 average AGI)
Will County:

0.01%
Illinois average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Cook County, IL  3.13% ($72,437 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  1.21% ($84,786)
from Kendall County, IL  0.22% ($76,171)


6.85% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($78,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Illinois average:

6.10%

0.01% of residents moved to foreign countries ($42 average AGI)
Will County:

0.01%
Illinois average:

0.01%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Cook County, IL  1.66% ($63,485 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  0.91% ($85,427)
to Kendall County, IL  0.39% ($81,662)
Businesses in Braidwood, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Circle K1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1

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 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Braidwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.0mTotal length
  • 76,250Total average daily traffic
  • 14,599Total 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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

30 (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 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 455XP, N455XP, N-455XP, Serial Number: A163ULS, Year manufactured: 2011, Airworthiness Date: 10/07/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 410 S Division St, Braidwood, IL 60408
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/15/2018

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$136,17211$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 in Braidwood, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Braidwood, IL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 36. The highest number of reported fires - 76 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Braidwood, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.3%), and Outside Fires (27.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Braidwood, IL
    • 29451.3%Structure Fires
    • 15827.6%Outside Fires
    • 6511.3%Other
    • 569.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Braidwood, IL
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Braidwood, IL
  • 78.3%Utility gas
  • 12.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.2%Electricity
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Braidwood, IL
  • 59.9%Utility gas
  • 28.7%Electricity
  • 9.7%Other fuel
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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