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Population (year 2000): 23,469. Estimated population in July 2005: 26,554 (+13.1% change)
Males: 12,513 (53.3%), Females: 10,956 (46.7%)

DuPage County

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Median resident age: 27.8 years
Median household income: $63,424 (year 2000)
Median house value: $160,000 (year 2000)

West Chicago, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in West Chicago:

  • Hispanic (48.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (47.1%)
  • Other race (15.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Black (1.7%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.6%), Irish (10.0%), Italian (6.5%), Polish (6.5%), English (5.2%), United States (2.7%).

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Elevation: 784 feet

Land area: 13.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in West Chicago

  • High school or higher: 67.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Chicago city

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

34.7% Foreign born (31.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +8,386 (+55.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Wheaton, (7.3 miles pop. 55,416).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (36.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (4.0 miles Winfield, IL (4.5 miles Warrenville, Stream, IL Carol (5.3 miles IL (5.4 miles Wayne, IL Bartlett, (6.3 miles IL Geneva, (7.0 miles Charles, IL St. (7.2 miles IL Wheaton, (7.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 200 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 1997: 167 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 1998: 323 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 1999: 335 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2000: 288 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2001: 177 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2002: 103 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2004: 175 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2005: 102 buildings, average cost: $194,800

Latitude: 41.89 N, Longitude: 88.21 W

Area code: 630


West Chicago, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.0%), Educational,health and social services (13.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.5%), Retail trade (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +959 (+4.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,841 (24.8%)


 

Crime in West Chicago by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 4 1 2
    per 100,000 0.0 4.3 17.0 4.3 8.5
Rapes 13 13 5 13 19
    per 100,000 55.4 55.4 21.3 55.4 81.0
Robberies 7 12 10 12 5
    per 100,000 29.8 51.1 42.6 51.1 21.3
Assaults 52 59 53 59 28
    per 100,000 221.6 251.4 225.8 251.4 119.3
Burglaries 117 87 117 87 110
    per 100,000 498.5 370.7 498.5 370.7 468.7
Thefts 553 619 529 619 557
    per 100,000 2356.3 2637.5 2254.0 2637.5 2373.3
Auto thefts 41 44 45 44 39
    per 100,000 174.7 187.5 191.7 187.5 166.2
218.5 238.5 223.9 238.5 212.2


Average climate in West Chicago, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West Chicago-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the West Chicago city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near West Chicago:
  • CENTRAL DUPAGE HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; WINFIELD, IL)
  • MARIANJOY REHABILITATION CENTER (about 8 miles; WHEATON, IL)
  • DELNOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; GENEVA, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Chicago:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 23 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 33 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 52 miles; KENOSHA, WI; ID: ENW)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Chicago:
  • DUPAGE (about 2 miles; CHICAGO/WEST CHICAGO, IL; ID: DPA)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 11 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 06C)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 15 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)

Amtrak station near West Chicago:
  • 9 miles: NAPERVILLE (E. 4TH & ELLSWORTH AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Welfare 1 $3,775 $45,300 0 $0
Water Supply 10 $35,382 $42,458 1 $941
Sewerage 13 $54,546 $50,350 1 $1,200
Solid Waste Management 1 $3,569 $42,828 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $27,102 $54,204 6 $210
Streets and Highways 22 $130,863 $71,379 1 $890
Police - Other 10 $29,800 $35,760 16 $12,173
Police Protection - Officers 42 $249,511 $71,288 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $16,700 $50,100 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 8 $28,886 $43,329 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $21,558 $64,674 16 $4,829
Financial Administration 8 $28,645 $42,967 1 $84
Totals for Government 129 $630,337 $58,636 42 $20,327


College/University in West Chicago:
  • AMERICAN FLYERS (Location: 3N040 POWIS RD; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Chicago:
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WHEATON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,684)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 10 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,088)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 11 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 15,545)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; LISLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; ELGIN, IL; FT enrollment: 5,077)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 15 miles; ADDISON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 3,834)
Public high school in West Chicago:
  • COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,146; Location: 326 JOLIET ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in West Chicago:
  • WHEATON ACADEMY (Students: 447; Location: 900 PRINCE CROSSING ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Chicago:
  • WEST CHICAGO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 765; Location: 238 E HAZEL ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • PIONEER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 609; Location: 615 KENWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WEGNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 530; Location: 1180 MARCELLA LANE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • GARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: 130 E FOREST AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CURRIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 493; Location: 800 GARYS MILL RD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • INDIAN KNOLL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: ON645 INDIAN KNOLL; Grades: KG - 06)
  • TURNER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 750 INGALTON AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BENJAMIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 439; Location: 28W300 ST CHARLES RD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • NORTON CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 2033 SMITH ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in West Chicago:
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 147 GARDEN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERN PRESCHOOL AND DAY CARE C (Students: 115; Location: 331 GEORGE ST; Grades: PK - 1)
Library in West Chicago:
  • WEST CHICAGO P.L.D. (Operating income: $1,266,134; Location: 118 WEST WASHINGTON STREET; 85,809 books; 3,055 audio materials; 1,252 video materials; 236 serial subscriptions)
 

West Chicago compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in West Chicago:
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSPY (1480 AM; 1 kW; GENEVA, IL)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIG (1280 AM; 1 kW; AURORA, IL; Owner: BIG BROADCASTING COMAPNY, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WRMN (1410 AM; 1 kW; ELGIN, IL; Owner: ELGIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Chicago:
  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJKL (94.3 FM; ELGIN, IL; Owner: ELGIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WDCB (90.9 FM; GLEN ELLYN, IL; Owner: COLLEGE OF DU PAGE, DISTRICT 502)
  • WMBI-FM (90.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WONC (89.1 FM; NAPERVILLE, IL; Owner: NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around West Chicago:
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • W54BE (Channel 54; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Owner: WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

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