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Population (year 2000): 12,493. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,530 (+0.3% change)
Males: 6,031 (48.3%), Females: 6,462 (51.7%)

Cook County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $98,876 (year 2000)
Median house value: $323,900 (year 2000)

Western Springs, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Western Springs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (30.2%), German (28.0%), Polish (14.0%), Italian (13.6%), English (9.1%), Swedish (5.3%).Springs, Illinois

Elevation: 673 feet

Land area: 2.6 square miles

Western

For population 25 years and over in Western Springs

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 66.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Western Springs village

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 72.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

3.8% Foreign born (2.4% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +521 (+4.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL (8.1 miles Berwyn, pop. 54,016).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (15.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grange, IL La (1.9 miles IL Hinsdale, (1.9 miles Head Park, IL Indian (2.6 miles IL (2.6 miles Countryside, Grange Park, IL (2.8 miles La IL Westchester, (3.5 miles Hills, IL (3.8 miles Clarendon Ridge, IL (3.9 miles Burr


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $206,500
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 1999: 62 buildings, average cost: $215,200
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $358,900
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $416,700
  • 2002: 38 buildings, average cost: $476,000
  • 2003: 80 buildings, average cost: $457,600
  • 2004: 45 buildings, average cost: $510,400
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $483,200

Latitude: 41.81 N, Longitude: 87.90 W

Area codes: 708, 630

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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (17.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (16.1%), Manufacturing (10.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,858 (-22.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 821 (14.2%)

Crime in Western Springs by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 2 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 16.0 0.0 16.0
Robberies 1 0 1 2 1
    per 100,000 8.0 0.0 8.0 16.0 8.0
Assaults 1 8 2 1 2
    per 100,000 8.0 64.0 16.0 8.0 16.0
Burglaries 15 13 19 17 19
    per 100,000 120.1 104.1 152.1 136.1 152.1
Thefts 143 89 77 114 77
    per 100,000 1144.6 712.4 616.3 912.5 616.3
Auto thefts 2 2 3 1 3
    per 100,000 16.0 16.0 24.0 8.0 24.0
59.5 49.9 49.2 53.1 49.2

Average climate in Western Springs, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Western Springs-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Western Springs 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 5.4 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Western Springs:
  • LA GRANGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; LA GRANGE, IL)
  • HINSDALE HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; HINSDALE, IL)
  • RML SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; HINSDALE, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Western Springs:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 12 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 38 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Western Springs:
  • CLOW INTL (about 18 miles; BOLINGBROOK, IL; ID: 1C5)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 19 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 06C)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 19 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)

Amtrak stations near Western Springs:
  • 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: 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
Fire - Other 1 $2,484 $29,808 0 $0
Natural Resources 3 $12,580 $50,320 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 1 $4,691 $56,292 1 $2,601
Firefighters 2 $10,984 $65,904 41 $21,022
Local Libraries 9 $23,232 $30,976 20 $11,442
Financial Administration 4 $13,984 $41,952 1 $1,977
Parks and Recreation 3 $10,733 $42,932 22 $12,753
Sewerage 1 $3,321 $39,852 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $16,729 $33,458 13 $2,683
Streets and Highways 6 $24,124 $48,248 4 $4,273
Police Protection - Officers 20 $88,257 $52,954 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $16,193 $64,772 4 $7,269
Water Supply 8 $32,805 $49,207 6 $6,899
Totals for Government 67 $260,116 $46,587 112 $70,919
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Western Springs:
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 7 miles; ELMHURST, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,188)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; FT enrollment: 7,610)
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 10 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,007)
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 11 miles; CICERO, IL; FT enrollment: 2,085)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 12 miles; ADDISON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 12 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 13 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 15,545)
Public primary/middle schools in Western Springs:
  • MCCLURE JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 480; Location: 4225 WOLF RD; Grades: PK - 08)
  • JOHN LAIDLAW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 417; Location: 4072 FOREST AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FIELD PARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 4335 HOWARD AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FOREST HILLS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 5020 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Library in Western Springs:
  • THOMAS FORD MEM. LIB. (Operating income: $1,282,213; Location: 800 CHESTNUT STREET; 99,309 books; 2,164 audio materials; 1,534 video materials; 376 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Western Springs: Western Springs Village Hall (A), Thomas Ford Memorial Library (B).

Shopping Center: Garden Market Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Western Springs include: All Saints Episcopal Church (A), Saint John of the Cross Church (B), First Congregational Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Grace Lutheran Church (E), Western Springs Baptist Church (F).

Parks in Western Springs include: Ridge Acres Park (1), Ridgewood Park (2), Rock Springs Park (3), Laidlaw Park (4), Spring Rock Park (5), Springdale Park (6).

Post office: (A).  


Western Springs compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Western Springs:
  • 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.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WJJG (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; ELMHURST, IL; Owner: JOSEPH J. GENTILE, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Western Springs:
  • WLTL (88.1 FM; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: LYONS TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WHSD (88.5 FM; HINSDALE, IL; Owner: HINSDALE TWSP. HIGH SCH. DIST. #86)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
TV broadcast stations around Western Springs:
  • 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.)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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