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Population in 2012: 27,576 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.5%
 

Males: 14,127  (51.2%)
Females: 13,449  (48.8%)

Median resident age:  30.1 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60185.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,887 (it was $63,424 in 2000)
West Chicago:

$64,887
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,230

West Chicago city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $223,310 (it was $160,200 in 2000)
West Chicago:

$223,310
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $296,027; Detached houses: $303,801; Townhouses or other attached units: $231,712; In 2-unit structures: $280,480; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $264,306; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $213,890

Median gross rent in 2012: $895.

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  • Hispanic - 13,837 (51.1%)
  • White alone - 10,770 (39.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1,584 (5.8%)
  • Black alone - 580 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 259 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 14 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.04%)

Races in West Chicago detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Chicago: 103.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (10.8%), Irish (7.7%), Polish (6.3%), Italian (5.0%), English (3.4%), United States (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/06/1873

Elevation: 784 feet

Land area: 13.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,993 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in West Chicago:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Chicago city:

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

8,689 residents are foreign born

This city:  32.1%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in West Chicago, Illinois as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Chicago to the number of sex offenders is 1,970 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,325 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $6,022 (2.5%)

West Chicago satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wheaton, IL (5.6 miles , pop. 55,416).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (27.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Winfield, IL (1.8 miles ), Carol Stream, IL (2.1 miles ), Warrenville, IL (2.1 miles ), Wayne, IL (2.2 miles ), Geneva, IL (2.3 miles ), St. Charles, IL (2.3 miles ), Wheaton, IL (2.4 miles ), Batavia, IL (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $225,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $240,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $213,400
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $316,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.89 N, Longitude: 88.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,885 (+7.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,141 (24.0%)

Area code: 630

West Chicago household income distribution West Chicago home values distribution


 

Crime rates in West Chicago by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0411200001000
per 100,000 0.017.04.34.07.80.00.00.00.03.80.00.00.0
Rapes 1351313191795106778
per 100,000 55.421.355.451.774.365.233.918.737.722.726.425.829.3
Robberies 710121255763519155
per 100,000 29.842.651.147.719.619.226.422.411.318.971.855.218.3
Assaults 525359592838343631193111
per 100,000 221.6225.8251.4234.8109.5145.8128.0134.6116.871.811.33.740.3
Burglaries 11711787871108359676374704861
per 100,000 498.5498.5370.7346.2430.1318.5222.2250.6237.3279.7264.5176.7223.6
Thefts 553529619619557615494382309310267272264
per 100,000 2356.32254.02637.52462.92178.12359.71860.41428.71164.11171.81008.71001.2967.5
Auto thefts 41454444392635363533251024
per 100,000 174.7191.7187.5175.1152.599.8131.8134.6131.9124.794.436.888.0
Arson 311661334408466
per 100,000 12.846.925.623.950.811.515.115.00.030.215.122.122.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 242.5251.3266.9249.2234.0213.3162.3135.1131.6123.1112.294.099.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in West Chicago detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 58 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Illinois average:

2.76

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West Chicago, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

West Chicago-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.1 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 F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Chicago-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from West Chicago center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in DuPage County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Chicago topographic map

Birthplace of: Chauncey W. Reed - Politician, Harris W. Fawell - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in West Chicago:

  • FMC - OF DUPAGE WEST (Dialysis Facility, 450 E ROOSEVELT RD)
  • WEST CHICAGO DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1859 NELTNOR BLVD)
  • AMERICAN NATIONAL HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, 175 W WASHINGTON ST, STE 2R)
  • ARBOR TERRACE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 30 W 300 NORTH AVE)
  • CHRIST THE KING (Nursing Home, 30 W 300 NORTH AVENUE)
  • WEST CHICAGO TERRACE NH (Nursing Home, 928 JOLIET ROAD)
  • WOOD GLEN NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, 201 WEST NORTH AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in West Chicago, IL

Airports and heliports located in West Chicago:

  • Dupage Airport (Runways: 4, Commercial Ops: 25, Air Taxi Ops: 4,306, Itinerant Ops: 58,745, Local Ops: 36,190, Military Ops: 536)
  • Keim Heliport

See details about airports and heliports located in West Chicago, IL

Amtrak stations 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.
  • 19 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.westchicago.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Chicago:

  • Wheaton College (about 7 miles; Wheaton, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,583)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc (about 8 miles; Glendale Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • College of DuPage (about 8 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 10,591)
  • North Central College (about 9 miles; Naperville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,416)
  • Benedictine University (about 10 miles; Lisle, IL; FT enrollment: 2,978)
  • Elgin Community College (about 11 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 4,230)
  • Midwestern University (about 12 miles; Downers Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 2,008)

Public high school in West Chicago:

Private high school in West Chicago:

  • WHEATON ACADEMY (Students: 633; Location: 900 PRINCE CROSSING RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Chicago:

Private elementary/middle schools in West Chicago:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 147 GARDEN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN (Students: 30; Location: 331 GEORGE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in West Chicago, map of school districts: WEST CHICAGO SCHOOL DISTRICT 33, COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 94

Library in West Chicago:

  • WEST CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $2,166,171; Location: 118 WEST WASHINGTON STREET; 84,873 books; 315 e-books; 4,935 audio materials; 3,405 video materials; 12 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 242 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Chicago: West Chicago City Hall (A), West Chicago Fire Protection District Station 3 (B), West Chicago Fire Protection District Station 2 (C), West Chicago Fire Protection District Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Oliver Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in West Chicago include: Church of Christ (A), First Baptist Church of West Chicago (B), First Congregational Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Saint Marys Church (E), Saint Michaels United Church of Christ (F), Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (G), West Chicago Bible Church (H), Faith Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Glen Oak Cemetery (2), Oakwood Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Chicago include: West Chicago Prairie County Forest Preserve (1), Reed-Keppler Park (2), Easton Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Kline Creek Farm (Nature Centers; 2N168 County Farm Road).

Hotel: Duwayne Motel (27W641 North Avenue).

 
DuPage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0170. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0170
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.271. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.271
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.44. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.44
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 19.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.8
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Chicago and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE ALEXANDER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SHAW-WAW-NA-SEE 4H CAMP #2 (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (AUG-21-2002)
GRUNDY COUNTY ROD & GUN CLUB (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1999 and JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
LAKE WILL (Population served: 200, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-1997), St Intentional no-action (OCT-01-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-01-1997)
WILD ROSE PROGRAM CENTER (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
SHADY OAKS (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
NEWARK SPORTSMAN CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MCGRAW WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (95372) (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Chicago that have no violations reported:

  • HASTING YMCA CAMP (Population served: 1500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • H.EARL HOOVER SCOUT RESERVE (Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK (94185) (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KKK RIVERSTATE PARK CHIPPEWA (Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KELLYS CAMP (Population served: 540, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE MARIE CAMP (15081) (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANKAKEE RIVER ST PK/POTTAWAT (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FT DEARBORN SCOUT CAMP (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SOUTH WILMINGTON FIREMANS #1 (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • GOODENOW GROVE FOREST PRESERVE (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.1%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.6% for Black residents, 23.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 14.2% for other race residents, 3.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  83.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Chicago, IL

People in group quarters in West Chicago in 2010:

  • 325 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in West Chicago in 2000:

  • 230 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

West Chicago compared to Illinois state average:

West Chicago, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Banks with branches in West Chicago (2011 data):

  • DuPage National Bank: Dupage National Bank at 101 Main Street, branch established on 1891/08/29; Roosevelt Road Facility at 105 East Roosevelt Road, branch established on 1982/12/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $68.5 mil, Deposits: $67.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: F.F. Holding Corp.
  • TCF National Bank: West Chicago Jewel Branch #2315 at 177 Roosevelt Road, branch established on 2000/04/06. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • State Bank of Illinois: State Bank Of Illinois at Neltnor Boulevard And Washington Street, branch established on 1908/08/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $185.5 mil, Deposits: $166.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b.c. Of La Grange, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: West Chicago Bc at 1800 North Neltnor Blvd, branch established on 2006/12/26. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: West Chicago at 115 High Street, branch established on 1934/04/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • PNC Bank, National Association: West Chicago Branch at 1000 North Nelnot Blvd, branch established on 2006/08/21. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Chicago travel time to work - commute


West Chicago mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Chicago city (based on DuPage County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.88%
Here58.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim Estimate
Adherents65.6%5.2%5.0%3.8%2.8%
Congregations12.8%6.4%7.7%7.7%1.3%
NameUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.7%2.0%1.9%1.2%9.8%
Congregations5.6%2.8%4.6%2.8%48.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 175
Here:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 97
DuPage County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 200
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 671
DuPage County:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
DuPage County:

7.1%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.0%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$47,070$62,7602$3,004
Other Government Administration 3$17,243$68,97230$3,950
Police Protection - Officers 46$297,019$77,4830$0
Police - Other 13$49,512$45,7030$0
Streets and Highways 18$78,533$52,3550$0
Welfare 2$9,184$55,1045$3,742
Sewerage 7$33,237$56,9780$0
Parks and Recreation 3$17,108$68,4320$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$64,870$64,8700$0
Water Supply 25$116,390$55,8670$0
Other and Unallocable 3$17,705$70,8200$0
Totals for Government 141$747,871$63,64937$10,696

West Chicago government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $1,533,000 ($55.59)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,756,000 ($281.26)
    Central Staff Services: $3,888,000 ($140.99)
    Sewerage: $3,232,000 ($117.20)
    Water Utilities: $1,898,000 ($68.83)
    Regular Highways: $759,000 ($27.52)
    General - Other: $653,000 ($23.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $449,000 ($16.28)
    Parking Facilities: $77,000 ($2.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,285,000 ($46.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $3,522,000 ($127.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,417,000 ($51.39)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($1.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,643,000 ($313.42)

West Chicago government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,575,000 ($129.64)
    All Other: $806,000 ($29.23)
    Parking Facilities: $45,000 ($1.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $220,000 ($7.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,834,000 ($102.77)
    Interest Earnings: $1,454,000 ($52.73)
    Fines and Forfeits: $834,000 ($30.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,208,000 ($188.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,326,000 ($193.14)
    Highways: $771,000 ($27.96)
  • Tax - Property: $3,383,000 ($122.68)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,002,000 ($72.60)
    Other License: $1,112,000 ($40.32)
    Other Selective Sales: $342,000 ($12.40)

West Chicago government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $31,200,000 ($1131.42)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $28,600,000 ($1037.13)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,426,000 ($776.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,475,000 ($742.49)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,600,000 ($94.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $951,000 ($34.49)

West Chicago government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,507,000 ($1650.24)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,600,000 ($1037.13)

7.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,518 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($458 average AGI)
DuPage County:

0.13%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  3.59% ($54,553 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.64% ($51,466)
from Kane County, IL  0.48% ($47,627)


8.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($61,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($415 average AGI)
DuPage County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  2.58% ($52,869 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  1.24% ($59,479)
to Kane County, IL  0.90% ($64,543)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Chicago:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSPY (1480 AM; 1 kW; GENEVA, IL)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIG (1280 AM; 1 kW; AURORA, IL; Owner: BIG BROADCASTING COMAPNY, INC.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Chicago:

  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WJKL (94.3 FM; ELGIN, IL; Owner: ELGIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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"))

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)
  • 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.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • W54BE (Channel 54; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Owner: WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of West Chicago fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 42 meters (138ft)
Total costs: $1,427,000
Total average daily traffic: 174,759
Total average daily truck traffic: 14,123

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for West Chicago, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 125 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Chicago)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in West Chicago, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Chicago)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in West Chicago)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 43 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED76$163,83150$186,218432$205,6038$97,57515$130,967
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$151,8203$286,61344$208,3021$37,0601$130,420
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$168,1168$168,220148$200,8049$46,2085$175,712
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$154,1776$156,41759$206,2192$88,9553$123,943
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$153,7471$159,24033$196,1150$02$50,975
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8413.01 , 8413.05, 8414.01, 8415.01, 8415.02, 8416.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$192,6348$258,911
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$118,9256$214,360
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$209,857
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$281,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$321,540
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8413.01 , 8413.05, 8414.01, 8415.01, 8415.02, 8416.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 41
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - West Chicago


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Chicago, IL

Most common first names in West Chicago, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12073.2 years
Mary10778.5 years
William8974.0 years
Robert6968.9 years
Helen6379.7 years
George5874.5 years
Frank5779.9 years
James5466.8 years
Joseph5176.2 years
Edward4873.8 years
Most common last names in West Chicago, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3676.1 years
Smith2878.2 years
Miller2571.1 years
Brown2180.0 years
Anderson2073.6 years
Thompson1472.0 years
Jones1369.8 years
Mueller1377.9 years
Davis1373.9 years
Dieter1376.5 years
Businesses in West Chicago, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1McDonald's2
Baskin-Robbins2Menards1
Cricket Wireless2Penske1
DHL2Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts4Popeyes1
FedEx8Starbucks1
H&R Block1Steak 'n Shake1
Hobby Lobby1Subway2
Jewel-Osco1Taco Bell1
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS10
Kincaid1
Browse common businesses in West Chicago, IL


West Chicago on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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  • Mark B. Gagner (175)
  • Trent J. Miller (38)
  • Anthony Selmeczy (12)
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  • Anthony Ricamato (10)
  • George A. Holmes (9)
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Total of 457 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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