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Population (year 2000): 16,824. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,177 (-3.8% change)
Males: 7,836 (46.6%), Females: 8,988 (53.4%)

Cook County

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Median resident age: 44.9 years
Median household income: $58,928 (year 2000)
Median house value: $168,900 (year 2000)

Westchester, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Westchester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.7%)
  • Black (7.2%)
  • Hispanic (5.7%)
  • Other race (2.0%)
  • Filipino (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (20.7%), German (19.7%), Irish (16.9%), Polish (14.9%), Czech (8.6%), English (4.1%).

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Elevation: 645 feet

Land area: 3.2 square miles

Westchester,

For population 25 years and over in Westchester

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westchester village

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

9.4% Foreign born (4.6% Europe, 2.5% Asia, 2.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -457 (-2.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL (6.5 miles Berwyn, pop. 54,016).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (14.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (1.8 miles Hillside, Grange Park, IL (1.9 miles La IL (2.1 miles Broadview, IL (2.1 miles Bellwood, IL (2.9 miles Berkeley, Grange, IL La (3.3 miles IL (3.3 miles Brookfield, IL (3.4 miles Maywood,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 1998: 39 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $203,100
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,500
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $360,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Latitude: 41.85 N, Longitude: 87.88 W


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.1%), Manufacturing (13.9%), Retail trade (11.4%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,036 (-6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 864 (10.9%)


 

Crime in Westchester by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.9 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 0 0 0 0 2
    per 100,000 11.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.9
Robberies 4 8 7 5 7 8
    per 100,000 23.8 47.6 41.6 29.7 41.6 47.6
Assaults 0 9 3 2 3 4
    per 100,000 0.0 53.5 17.8 11.9 17.8 23.8
Burglaries 21 39 76 35 76 68
    per 100,000 124.8 231.8 451.7 208.0 451.7 404.2
Thefts 276 222 259 199 259 214
    per 100,000 1640.5 1319.5 1539.5 1182.8 1539.5 1272.0
Auto thefts 15 28 28 21 28 15
    per 100,000 89.2 166.4 166.4 124.8 166.4 89.2
93.4 107.3 122.6 89.1 122.6 110.1


Average climate in Westchester, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westchester,

Westchester-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Westchester city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Tony Freeman - College basketball player (Iowa Hawkeyes).


Main business address for: INSURANCE AUTO AUCTIONS, INC (WHOLESALE-MOTOR VEHICLES & MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & SUPPLIES), CORN PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL INC (CANNED, FROZEN & PRESERVED FRUIT, VEG & FOOD SPECIALTIES).


Hospitals/medical centers near Westchester:
  • JOHN J MADDEN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (about 4 miles; HINES, IL)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; MAYWOOD, IL)
  • GOTTLIEB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; MELROSE PARK, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Westchester:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 38 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Westchester:
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 17 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 17 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 18 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 06C)

Amtrak stations near Westchester:
  • 3 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 0 $0   1 $455
Firefighters 29 $151,998 $62,895 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $6,762 $40,572 1 $576
Streets and Highways 14 $47,646 $40,839 1 $464
Local Libraries 7 $24,848 $42,596 14 $9,129
Sewerage 3 $11,018 $44,072 0 $0
Police - Other 14 $45,504 $39,003 2 $1,092
Fire - Other 1 $3,274 $39,288 0 $0
Water Supply 8 $31,734 $47,601 1 $100
Police Protection - Officers 38 $200,374 $63,276 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $4,127 $49,524 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $16,354 $65,416 11 $1,750
Financial Administration 6 $19,134 $38,268 2 $1,063
Totals for Government 126 $562,773 $53,597 33 $14,629


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westchester:
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 5 miles; ELMHURST, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,188)
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 6 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,007)
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CICERO, IL; FT enrollment: 2,085)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 10 miles; ADDISON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; FT enrollment: 7,610)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 13 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 15,545)
Private high schools in Westchester:
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY H S (Students: 545; Location: 10900 WEST CERMAK ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • ST JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 527; Location: 1840 SOUTH MAYFAIR AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools in Westchester:
  • WESTCHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 400; Location: 1620 NORFOLK AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WESTCHESTER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 10900 CANTERBURY ST; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • WESTCHESTER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 356; Location: 2400 DOWNING STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
Private primary/middle schools in Westchester:
  • DIVINE INFANT JESUS SCHOOL (Students: 280; Location: 1640 NEWCASTLE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • DIVINE PROVIDENCE SCHOOL (Students: 223; Location: 2500 MAYFAIR AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BEGINNINGS IN WESTBROOK (Students: 9; Location: ONE WESTBROOK CORPORATE CENTER; Grades: KG - KG)
  • ALPHA MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 1625 SOUTH MANNHEIM; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Westchester:
  • WESTCHESTER P.L. (Operating income: $929,924; Location: 10700 CANTERBURY STREET; 95,835 books; 4,064 audio materials; 2,273 video materials; 369 serial subscriptions)

Shopping Center: Westbrook Commons Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Westchester include: Amazing Grace Community Church (A), Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church (B), Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Faith Lutheran Church (D), Westchester Bible Church (E), Westchester Community Church (F), Divine Infant Church (G), Divine Providence Church (H).

Parks in Westchester include: Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve (1), Mayfair Park (2), Gladstone Park (3).

Post office: (A).  


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

Strongest AM radio stations in Westchester:
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJJG (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; ELMHURST, IL; Owner: JOSEPH J. GENTILE, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WPNA (1490 AM; 1 kW; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: ALLIANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westchester:
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WLTL (88.1 FM; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: LYONS TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL)
  • 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)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Westchester:
  • 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)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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