Ringwood, Illinois

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Ringwood is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The Ringwood post office was established in the early 1900s to provide post office boxes for local industrial firms and residents located on the far northern edge of McHenry. In the late 1980s, Johnsburg, which has no post office, annexed major portions of unincorporated McHenry County. Ringwood was incorporated as a village on 15 November 1994 in an attempt to maintain its small-town environment. The population was 471 at the 2000 census.



Ringwood is located at 42°23′42″N 88°18′11″W / 42.395°N 88.30306°W / 42.395; -88.30306 (42.395084, -88.303030)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), all of it land.

Major streets

  • Illinois 31.svg Richmond Road
  • Barnard Mill Road
  • Ringwood Road


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 471 people, 171 households, and 143 families residing in the village. The population density was 201.5 people per square mile (77.7/km²). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 74.4/sq mi (28.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.73% White, 0.21% African American, 0.64% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 171 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 14.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.03.

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