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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.
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.
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.
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
Median rent in Woodstock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $633. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,303.
Libraries in Woodstock include Woodstock Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Woodstock include Woodstock Independent
McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Woodstock political report.
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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