Winfield, Illinois

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Winfield is an incorporated village located in Milton and Winfield Townships, DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 8,718 at the 2000 census,[1] and estimated to be 9,984 in 2008.[4]

Winfield is home to Central DuPage Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the Chicago suburbs. Winfield has a Metra station on the Union Pacific/West Line, which provides regular commuter rail service to Chicago.

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History

Winfield is home to one of the oldest taverns in the Chicago suburbs, John's Restaurant and Tavern (formerly John's Buffet), founded 1921 by Polish immigrant John Karwoski, grandfather of the current owner, John Karwoski III. John Karwoski was instrumental in the political and economical development of Winfield, and it was his guidance and leadership that took a fledgling prairie town clinging to existence after the railroad boom went bust, and turned it into a viable and livable village.

Geography

Winfield is located at 41°52′37″N 88°09′03″W / 41.87694°N 88.15083°W / 41.87694; -88.15083 (41.8770201, -88.1509360).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.71 square miles (7.0 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,718 people, 2,975 households, and 2,403 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,228.3 people per square mile (1,246.7/km²). There were 3,024 housing units at an average density of 1,119.8/sq mi (432.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.60% White, 1.24% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.96% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population. 22.9% were of German, 12.9% Irish, 10.8% Italian, 9.3% English and 8.6% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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