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Welcome to Woodstock ...

The city of Woodstock is located in McHenry County<1> and is the County Seat for McHenry County.

The pronunciation of Woodstock: WOOD-stahk<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Woodstock has a population of 25,240 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Woodstock.

Woodstock is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Woodstock lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Woodstock: (815) and (779)<5>

The ZIP code for Woodstock: 60098<6>

Websites for Woodstock ...

Official Website:   www.woodstock-il.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.woodstockilchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Woodstock had an population of 25,240 people. This is an increase of 1.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Woodstock had a population of 24,770 people (or 8.02% of the total population of McHenry County). This makes Woodstock the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Woodstock represents 0.19% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,770 people, the population of Woodstock increased 22.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,151 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Woodstock.

Adding Woodstock to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Woodstock in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Woodstock elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Woodstock on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Woodstock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Woodstock - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia (2), Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (4) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Woodstock.

Communities near Woodstock ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Woodstock.

  • Crystal Lake [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
    • Crystal Lake [McHenry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Woodstock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,829 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Lake<9>
  • Carpentersville [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpentersville
    • Carpentersville [Kane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Woodstock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 37,254 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpentersville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpentersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carpentersville<9>
  • Algonquin [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algonquin
    • Algonquin [McHenry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Woodstock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,897 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algonquin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algonquin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algonquin<9>
  • Lake-in-the-Hills [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake-in-the-Hills
    • Lake-in-the-Hills [McHenry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Woodstock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,634 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake-in-the-Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake-in-the-Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake-in-the-Hills<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Huntley [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [McHenry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Woodstock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,228 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<9>
    • Round Lake Beach [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake Beach
      • Round Lake Beach [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Woodstock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Lake Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Lake Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Lake Beach<9>
    • McHenry [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [McHenry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Woodstock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<9>
    • Round Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake
      • Round Lake [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Woodstock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Lake<9>
    • Cary [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [McHenry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Woodstock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,067 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cary<9>
    • Wauconda [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauconda
      • Wauconda [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Woodstock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wauconda have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauconda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wauconda<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Woodstock. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Woodstock.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Woodstock. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Woodstock.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodstock. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Woodstock.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Woodstock ...

Looking for more information about Woodstock? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Woodstock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Woodstock.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Woodstock: www.woodstock-il.com/

The official website for McHenry County: www.co.mchenry.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including McHenry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Woodstock. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Woodstock.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Woodstock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Woodstock). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Woodstock or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Woodstock) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Woodstock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woodstock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodstock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3153, Longitude: -88.4468    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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