Aroma Park (formerly Waldron) is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States, along the Kankakee River opposite the mouth of the Iroquois River. Aroma Park is a suburb of the city of Kankakee. Aroma Park’s population was 743 at the 2010 census, down from 821 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Aroma Park is located in southern Kankakee County at 41°4′44″N 87°48′19″W / 41.07889°N 87.80528°W / 41.07889; -87.80528 (41.078981, -87.805363). It is 4 miles (6 km) southeast of the center of Kankakee.
According to the 2010 census, Aroma Park has a total area of 2.121 square miles (5.49 km), of which 1.86 square miles (4.82 km) (or 87.69%) are land and 0.261 square miles (0.68 km) (or 12.31%) are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 821 people, 308 households, and 222 families residing in the village. The population density was 684.1 people per square mile (264.2/km²). There were 314 housing units at an average density of 261.7 per square mile (101.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 92.57% White, 4.26% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.07% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.82% of the population.
There were 308 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the village, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $41,375, and the median income for a family was $44,667. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,806. About 6.6% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.
Aroma Park Illinois neighborhoods include: Aroma Park, Brookmont Gardens, Central Kankakee, Courtside, Fox borough/Hillside manr, Heil Estates, Lincoln and Croswell, Riverbend, Riverview, Skyline Park, South Schuyler, Vaughndale, Waldron Acres