Shorewood, Illinois

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Shorewood is a village in Troy Township, Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,686 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 15,521 as of 2008.[1]



The first President of Shorewood was Dan Pinkerton. Other Presidents who have served the Village, in order following Raymond Clark are: Richard J. Shaw (appointed), Robert F. Schwartz (elected), George Gorniak (elected), Ray Sineko (appointed), Gerald L. Johnson (appointed), Howell D. Franklin (elected), Arthur J. Lindeman (elected), David A. Barry (appointed), Richard F. Talaga (elected), David A. Barry (elected), Ronald W. Sarver (appointed), Ronald W. Sarver (elected), E. Edward Harbeck (appointed), Bertha J. Hofer (elected), Richard E. Chapman (elected), Lincoln A. Bryant (erected).


Shorewood is located at 41°31′6″N 88°12′54″W / 41.51833°N 88.215°W / 41.51833; -88.215 (41.5181961, -88.2150390).[2] The village is approximately 39 miles (63 km) southwest of Chicago's Loop.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.95 square miles (10.2 km2), of which, 3.89 square miles (10.1 km2) of it is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) of it or 1.77% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,686 people, 2,565 households, and 2,146 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,977.2 people per square mile (762.9/km²). There were 2,647 housing units at an average density of 680.9/sq mi (262.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 92.71% White, 2.39% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.98% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.44% of the population.

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