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Woodstock is a city in McHenry County, in the Chicago metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the town in Vermont.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Woodstock. For links to other places called Woodstock, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Woodstock is 42.314N. The longitude is -88.448W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 945 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,103.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$47,871
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Woodstock demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Centreville
· Dorr
Eugene V. Debs, union president, served a jail term here for his role in the 1894 Pullman strike.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the community as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2007.
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "Groundhog Day"
Well-known residents have included:
· Chester Gould, comic strip author
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • McHenry County Fair - Aug. 1-5, 2007
  • Dick Tracy Days - June 21-24, 2007
  • Harvestfest & Fiddler's Contest - Sept. 16, 2007
  • Folk Festival - July 15, 2007
  • Mozart Festival - July 28-Aug. 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Woodstock web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: TownSquare Players, Woodstock Musical Theatre Company
Historic sites and museums: Chester Gould Dick Tracy Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Woodstock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McHenry 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 60098 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Woodstock residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Woodstock ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Woodstock was $23,210, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Woodstock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Woodstock include Woodstock Square Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Woodstock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $633.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,303.


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Libraries in Woodstock include Woodstock Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Woodstock include Woodstock Independent

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McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Woodstock political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Woodstock workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Woodstock between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Woodstock include Days Inn Woodstock, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

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