Living in West Chicago, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

West Chicago SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8

West Chicago, IL Crime Report

279
Total Crimes
1,026.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-60.02%
Below National Average

West Chicago, IL Cost Of Living

108
West Chicago's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

West Chicago, Illinois Info Snack

West Chicago is a city in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 27,086 at the 2010 census. It was formerly named Junction and later Turner, after its founder, John B. Turner, president of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad (G&CU) in 1855. The city was initially established around the first junction of railroad lines in Illinois, and today is still served by the Union Pacific West Metra service via West Chicago station.
Population
27,328
Unemployment
4.5%
Poverty
11.6%
Median Home
$243,500
Median Income
$71,268
Median Rent
$1,077

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Rankings for West Chicago in Illinois

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Map Of West Chicago, IL

Population over time in West Chicago

Year Population % Change
2017 27,328 -0.2%
2016 27,385 -0.1%
2015 27,420 -0.1%
2014 27,461 0.2%
2013 27,416 0.5%
2012 27,286 0.8%
2011 27,079 1.6%
2010 26,663 1.2%
2009 26,348 -
Crime/100k West Chicago IL USA
Violent Crime 125.1 404.1 368.9
Murder 7.4 6.9 5.0
Robbery 22.1 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 47.8 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 901.6 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 103.0 306.7 376.0
Larceny 736.0 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 62.6 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in West Chicago

White
36.5% (9,968)
African American
2.1% (580)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
8.1% (2,204)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (39)
Two Or More
0.3% (89)
Hispanic
52.9% (14,448)
Race West Chicago IL USA
White 36.5% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 2.1% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 8.1% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.3% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 52.9% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For West Chicago, Illinois

Less than $10,000
4.7% (128,623)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.0% (54,403)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.4% (202,843)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.0% (274,541)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.9% (352,723)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.7% (402,804)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (321,739)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.4% (476,663)
$150,000 to $199,999
10.2% (279,585)
$200,000 or more
8.7% (238,872)
Income West Chicago IL USA
Less than $10,000 4.7% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.0% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.4% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.0% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.9% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.7% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.4% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 10.2% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 8.7% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in West Chicago

Female
48.4% (13,237)
Male
51.6% (14,091)
Gender West Chicago IL USA
Female 48.4% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 51.6% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in West Chicago for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
19.0% (5,192)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (2,186)
High School / GED
26.0% (7,105)
Some College
16.0% (4,372)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (1,366)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (4,645)
Master's Degree
7.0% (1,912)
Professional Degree
1.0% (273)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (273)
Education West Chicago IL USA
< 9th Grade 19.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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