Braidwood Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Braidwood, IL

General Braidwood Information

State: Illinois

County: Will County

Close cities: Essex, IL, Godley, IL, East Brooklyn, IL, South Wilmington, IL, Braceville, IL, Coal City, IL, Diamond, IL, Central City, IL, Gardner, IL, Carbon Hill, IL, Elwood, IL, Lakewood Shores, IL, Wilmington, IL

Braidwood Population (census data)
Total 6,611 (+24.5% since 2000)
Male 3,326 (50.3%)
Female 3,285 (49.7%)

Population Density: 1,428 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 98.6 (US Avg is 100)

Braidwood Elevation: 575 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1873

Land Area: 4.63 square miles

Median Household Income: $62,366

Zip Codes: 60408.

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Braidwood Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (27.5%)
  • Irish (15.1%)
  • Italian (14.7%)
  • Polish (8.9%)
  • English (7.8%)
  • Czech (4.5%)

Local Braidwood Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
NFL Football: Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts
NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls
NHL Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks
NCAA Sports: Chicago State University, University of Illinois, DePaul University

Braidwood School Information

High Schools
Reed-Custer High School (249 Comet Drive, Braidwood, IL, 60408 - Reed Custer Community Unit School District 255U District)
Middle Schools
Reed-Custer Middle School (407 South Comet Drive, Braidwood, IL, 60408 - Reed Custer Community Unit School District 255U District)
Other/Private Schools
Reed-Custer Intermediate School (162 South School Street, Braidwood, IL, 60408 - Reed Custer Community Unit School District 255U District)

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