Communities with a large segment of senior citizens or high median incomes tend to have the highest percentage mortgage-free homes, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.
According to the Crain's analysis, of 8,473 Woodridge homeowners, 18.2 percent (about 1542 homes) are mortgage-free.
These numbers are lower than the Chicagoland average of 26 percent of homeowners being mortgage-free.
You can find a complete map of the Chicagoland region showing percentages of mortgage-free ownership at the Crain's website.
If you own a home, are you still paying off your mortgage? When will you be mortgage-free?