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Elwood is a village in Will County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Elwood. For links to other places called Elwood, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elwood is 41.403N. The longitude is -88.111W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,985.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Will County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60421 ZIP code.
25% of Elwood residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elwood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elwood was $22,442, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Elwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $391. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,142.
Will County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elwood political report.
The average commute time for Elwood workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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