Wilmette, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 27,418 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.8%
 
Males: 13,286  (48.5%)
Females: 14,132  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

45.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60091.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $153,629 (it was $106,773 in 2000)
Wilmette:

$153,629
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $82,343 (it was $55,611 in 2000)

Wilmette village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $717,757 (it was $424,800 in 2000)
Wilmette:

$717,757
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $754,771; detached houses: $815,555; townhouses or other attached units: $422,990; in 2-unit structures: $406,947; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $267,511; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $438,999

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,563.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wilmette: 107.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.3%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.7% for Black residents, 4.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.7% for other race residents, 1.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wilmette, IL (2017)
    • 21,84480.2%White alone
    • 3,60013.2%Asian alone
    • 8603.2%Hispanic
    • 6962.6%Two or more races
    • 1270.5%Black alone
    • 360.1%Other race alone
    • 110.04%American Indian alone
    • 50.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Wilmette, Illinois as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wilmette is 9,080 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Wilmette by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.6)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(7.4)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
7
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
3
(10.9)
2
(7.3)
3
(10.9)
2
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(18.4)
2
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
5
(18.8)
8
(30.3)
6
(23.2)
5
(18.4)
5
(18.4)
2
(7.3)
1
(3.6)
3
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(3.7)
2
(7.4)
8
(29.9)
2
(7.5)
3
(11.4)
3
(11.6)
4
(14.7)
5
(18.4)
5
(18.2)
4
(14.5)
5
(18.2)
2
(7.3)
13
(47.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
40
(147.6)
35
(130.0)
32
(119.7)
176
(662.5)
113
(427.7)
88
(339.8)
81
(298.1)
99
(363.7)
57
(207.8)
64
(232.5)
51
(185.6)
43
(157.8)
61
(222.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
351
(1,295)
325
(1,207)
294
(1,100)
256
(963.6)
283
(1,071)
265
(1,023)
329
(1,211)
320
(1,176)
290
(1,057)
298
(1,082)
246
(895.4)
292
(1,072)
186
(677.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(33.2)
17
(63.1)
5
(18.7)
2
(7.5)
2
(7.6)
4
(15.4)
2
(7.4)
1
(3.7)
5
(18.2)
10
(36.3)
11
(40.0)
14
(51.4)
12
(43.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
2
(7.5)
5
(18.9)
2
(7.7)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(10.9)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)84.369.159.892.799.9104.678.484.972.972.367.765.455.6

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City-data.com crime index in Wilmette, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 58 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (12.9%), Irish (8.7%), American (6.7%), Russian (5.8%), Polish (5.6%), English (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/17/1873

Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 5.38 square miles.

Population density: 5,093 people per square mile   (average).

Wilmette, Illinois map

4,607 residents are foreign born (6.2% Asia, 5.5% Europe).

This village:

16.9%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,553 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,625 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evanston, IL (2.6 miles , pop. 74,239).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (16.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Kenilworth, IL (0.9 miles ),
Winnetka, IL (1.5 miles ),
Evanston, IL (1.6 miles ),
Skokie, IL (1.7 miles ),
Northfield, IL (1.8 miles ),
Golf, IL (1.9 miles ),
Morton Grove, IL (2.0 miles ),
Glencoe, IL (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 42.08 N, Longitude: 87.72 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,494 (-9.2%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 2,421 (20.3%)

Area code: 847

Distribution of median household income in Wilmette, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wilmette, IL in 2017
Wilmette satellite photo by USGS

Wilmette tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $301,500
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $299,700
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $335,500
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $391,200
  • 2001: 55 buildings, average cost: $322,600
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $400,100
  • 2003: 71 buildings, average cost: $416,300
  • 2004: 58 buildings, average cost: $451,100
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $442,900
  • 2006: 41 buildings, average cost: $444,900
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $444,400
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $444,500
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $444,500
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $740,600
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $894,100
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $836,100
  • 2013: 44 buildings, average cost: $631,800
  • 2014: 44 buildings, average cost: $601,900
  • 2015: 48 buildings, average cost: $633,400
  • 2016: 35 buildings, average cost: $1,246,200
  • 2017: 48 buildings, average cost: $871,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Wilmette, IL residents
Average permit cost in Wilmette, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.2%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Wilmette, IL
Historical housing units in Wilmette, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +853 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in Wilmette, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (20.8%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (2.5%)
  • Construction (2.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (25.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.0%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (2.8%)
  • Chemicals (2.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Wilmette, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Lawyers (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Top executives (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.0%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Lawyers (10.8%)
  • Top executives (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Computer specialists (4.9%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)

Average climate in Wilmette, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wilmette, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.1. This is worse than average.

City:

96.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.246. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.246
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 17.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.804. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.804
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.47
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0146. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0146
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Wilmette-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Wilmette village center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 21.7 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilmette-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 250.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 225.4 miles away from the city center
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 74.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 282.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 249.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 204.2 miles away from Wilmette center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wilmette topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wilmette:

  • CARE IN THE HOME HEALTH SERVIC (1200 CENTRAL AVE)
  • MANORCARE OF WILMETTE (432 POPLAR DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wilmette:

  • ALDEN ESTATES OF EVANSTON (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EVANSTON, IL)
  • HOME HEALTH SERVICES OF (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; EVANSTON, IL)
  • HOSPICE SERVICES OF PRESBYTERIAN HOMES (Hospital, about 2 miles away; EVANSTON, IL)
  • WESTMINSTER PLACE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EVANSTON, IL)
  • ALDEN ESTATES OF SKOKIE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SKOKIE, IL)
  • MEDICOSE HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; SKOKIE, IL)
  • LIEBERMAN CENTER FOR HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SKOKIE, IL)

Amtrak stations near Wilmette:

  • 5 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.
  • 15 miles: CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilmette:

  • Computer Systems Institute (about 3 miles; Skokie, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Northwestern University (about 3 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 17,473)
  • BIR Training Center (about 6 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Loyola University Chicago (about 7 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 13,233)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (about 7 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 8,004)
  • North Park University (about 8 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • Oakton Community College (about 9 miles; Des Plaines, IL; FT enrollment: 7,271)

Private high schools in Wilmette:

  • LOYOLA ACADEMY (Students: 2,072, Location: 1100 LARAMIE AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • REGINA DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 325, Location: 701 LOCUST RD, Grades: 9-12, Girls only)
  • ARLYN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 34, Location: 3013 ILLINOIS RD, Grades: 5-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wilmette:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wilmette:

  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL (Students: 400, Location: 808 LINDEN AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 337, Location: 1740 LAKE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • BAKER DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL (Students: 320, Location: 201 SHERIDAN RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Wilmette

Library in Wilmette:

  • WILMETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $5,597,126; Location: 1242 WILMETTE AVENUE; 243,437 books; 977 e-books; 27,668 audio materials; 15,061 video materials; 21 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 578 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • ST.Francis Xavier Catholic Church not listed.Located Ninth St.and Linden.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wilmette: Wilmette Golf Course (A), Westmoreland Country Club (B), Sheridan Shore Yacht Club (C), Wilmette Public Library (D), Wilmette Village Hall (E), Wilmette Fire Department Station 27 (F), Wilmette Fire Department Station 26 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Edens Shopping Center (1), Plaza del Lago Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wilmette include: Bahai Temple (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), First Congregational Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Saint Augustines Episcopal Church (E), Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church (F), Saint John's Lutheran Church (G), Saint Joseph's Catholic Church (H), Skokie Valley Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Wilmette include: Centennial Park (1), Langdon Park (2), Roemer Park (3), Thornwood Park (4), Avoca Park (5), Maple Park (6), Vattman Park (7), Community Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: High-Q- Incorporated (Nature Centers; Post Office Box 440).

Birthplace of: Bill Murray - Actor and comedian, Pete Wentz - Musician, Ian Punnett - Talk radio host, Joel Murray - Actor, Julia Allison - Blogger, Milt Ghee - Football player, Nico Tortorella - Actor, Al Culver - Football tackle, Bryan Pritz - Baseball player, Grant Golden - Tennis player.

Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

77.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

1.7%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
56 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Wilmette in 2000:

  • 126 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in religious group quarters
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with most branches in Wilmette (2011 data):

  • North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company: 720 12th Street Branch, 351 Linden Avenue Branch, North Shore Community Bank & Trust C. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,737.8 mil, Deposits: $1,447.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • North Community Bank: Edens Bank Branch, Ridge Branch, Drive-In Facility. Info updated 2011/04/12: Bank assets: $952.1 mil, Deposits: $858.0 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 41 total offices, Holding Company: Metropolitan Bank Group, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Wilmette Mobile Branch at 1701 Sheridan Rd, branch established on 2006/02/15; Harris Bk Wilmette Na Branch at 1701 Sheridan Road, branch established on 1973/09/01. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Wilmette Branch at 1200 Central Avenue, branch established on 1905/01/01; Skokie And Glenview Bkg. Ctr. Branch at 50 Skokie Boulevard, branch established on 2006/09/25. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • TCF National Bank: Wilmette Jewel Branch #2280 at 411 North Greenbay Road, branch established on 1998/06/11. 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
  • International Bank of Chicago: Premier Bank Branch at 1210 Central Avenue, branch established on 2000/02/14. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $289.2 mil, Deposits: $251.7 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Ibc Bancorp, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Wilmette Bc Branch at 1255 Green Bay Rd., branch established on 2007/11/26. 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
  • The PrivateBank and Trust Company: Wilmette Branch at 517 Green Bay Road, branch established on 1994/10/11. Info updated 2010/11/19: Bank assets: $12,392.4 mil, Deposits: $10,542.5 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: Privatebancorp, Inc.
  • Beal Bank, SSB: Chicago Branch at 3232 Lake Avenue #200, branch established on 2009/08/24. Info updated 2011/10/26: Bank assets: $3,750.0 mil, Deposits: $2,445.6 mil, headquarters in Plano, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 38 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Wilmette:

Marital status in Wilmette, IL
  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 67.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

For population 25 years and over in Wilmette:

  • High school or higher: 98.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 81.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 48.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wilmette
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Wilmette (Wilmette, Illinois Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Wilmette, IL (based on Cook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,947,223376
Evangelical Protestant432,9751,484
Other312,636403
Mainline Protestant202,114630
Black Protestant148,895395
Orthodox53,27666
None2,097,556-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Cook County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
Here:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
This county:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.5%
Illinois:

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

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wilmette:

60.8%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

61.1%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.5
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wilmette:

16.4%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wilmette:

8.2%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wilmette:

7.1
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.3%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Wilmette:

64.8%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.9%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wilmette, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 46$407,422$106,2840$0
Police Protection - Officers 43$391,186$109,1680$0
Streets and Highways 27$202,076$89,8122$3,890
Water Supply 18$123,874$82,5830$0
Other Government Administration 15$122,788$98,2304$8,384
Police - Other 14$88,296$75,68226$42,714
Sewerage 12$78,436$78,4360$0
Financial Administration 9$74,034$98,7126$14,788
Other and Unallocable 5$33,708$80,8994$4,344
Health 2$15,000$90,0000$0
Fire - Other 2$13,296$79,7761$2,624
Totals for Government 193$1,550,116$96,38043$76,744

Wilmette government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $14,368,000 ($524.04)
    Water Utilities: $260,000 ($9.48)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,531,000 ($384.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,120,000 ($332.63)
    General - Other: $5,493,000 ($200.34)
    Water Utilities: $4,553,000 ($166.06)
    Regular Highways: $3,843,000 ($140.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,509,000 ($91.51)
    Central Staff Services: $2,472,000 ($90.16)
    Sewerage: $1,338,000 ($48.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,213,000 ($44.24)
    Financial Administration: $1,116,000 ($40.70)
    General Public Buildings: $646,000 ($23.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $490,000 ($17.87)
    Parking Facilities: $406,000 ($14.81)
    Health - Other: $249,000 ($9.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,568,000 ($93.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,559,000 ($713.36)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $539,000 ($19.66)

Wilmette government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,811,000 ($175.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,513,000 ($91.66)
    Other: $830,000 ($30.27)
    Parking Facilities: $419,000 ($15.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $291,000 ($10.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,499,000 ($54.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $332,000 ($12.11)
    Interest Earnings: $275,000 ($10.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,927,000 ($289.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,793,000 ($247.76)
    Highways: $662,000 ($24.14)
    Other: $17,000 ($0.62)
  • Tax - Property: $15,859,000 ($578.42)
    Other License: $2,824,000 ($103.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,265,000 ($82.61)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,186,000 ($79.73)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,074,000 ($75.64)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,490,000 ($54.34)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,311,000 ($47.82)

Wilmette government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,124,000 ($3323.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,122,000 ($3141.08)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,002,000 ($182.43)

Wilmette government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,910,000 ($726.17)

3.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,407 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DuPage County, IL  0.46% ($77,836 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.24% ($87,721)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($52,993)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($83,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,808 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DuPage County, IL  0.56% ($81,685 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.32% ($62,155)
to Lake County, IL  0.29% ($95,396)
Businesses in Wilmette, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Jones New York2
Bakers Square1Lane Furniture1
Bed Bath & Beyond1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Carson Pirie Scott2Men's Wearhouse1
Dairy Queen1New Balance2
Decora Cabinetry2Nike2
Domino's Pizza1Panda Express1
Dunkin Donuts1Panera Bread1
FedEx6Quiznos1
GNC1Starbucks4
H&R Block1Toys"R"Us1
Jewel-Osco2True Value1
Jimmy John's1UPS5
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens2

Strongest AM radio stations in Wilmette:

  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WONX (1590 AM; 4 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: KOVAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE 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)
  • WCRW (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WSBC BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wilmette:

  • WNTH (88.1 FM; WINNETKA, IL; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION/TWP H.S. DIST.203)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Wilmette:

  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, 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)
  • 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.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Wilmette fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 34.6mTotal length
  • $3,837,000Total costs
  • 500,700Total average daily traffic
  • 24,906Total average daily truck traffic
  • 59,380Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wilmette, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 41940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wilmette, IL

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Wilmette, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SS249CPE, Lat: 42.078111 Lon: -87.708472, Type: Mtower, Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: WQMQ231,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/20/2010, Expiration Date: 10/20/2020, Certifier: Michael Pezzano, Registrant: Exelon Energy, 2900 Lord Baltimore Dr, Baltimore, MD 21244, Phone: (410) 470-8561, Fax: (410) 470-8599, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Wilmette Harbor (Lat: 42.076694 Lon: -87.684500), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: KTD535, Licensee ID: L00001421,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2002, Expiration Date: 10/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2013, Registrant: Wilmette Harbor Assoc Inc, Wilmette Harbor, Wilmette, IL 60091

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wilmette)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wilmette)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 2 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$340,108223$478,6201,352$406,00722$349,95623$327,7401$262,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$412,00024$628,97080$420,2142$156,6204$194,4600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$322,89529$595,598207$582,9374$271,2885$366,2240$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$014$480,351104$413,8955$196,2823$522,1300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$05$701,76244$508,4820$01$163,7800$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8007.00 , 8009.00, 8010.00, 8011.00, 8012.00, 8013.00, 8019.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$408,5516$304,802
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$388,1203$340,583
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$393,3200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$360,0001$328,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8007.00 , 8009.00, 8010.00, 8011.00, 8012.00, 8013.00, 8019.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wilmette, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wilmette, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 47. The highest number of reported fires - 70 took place in 2007, and the least - 5 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wilmette, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (64.0%), and Outside Fires (24.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wilmette, IL
    • 51664.0%Structure Fires
    • 19524.2%Outside Fires
    • 799.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 162.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wilmette, IL
Most common first names in Wilmette, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23776.8 years
Mary20281.3 years
William15578.2 years
Robert15073.8 years
Helen13883.5 years
Margaret11981.0 years
Joseph10679.3 years
Dorothy10181.9 years
James10075.3 years
George9978.5 years
Most common last names in Wilmette, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller4479.1 years
Smith4380.3 years
Johnson4277.3 years
Anderson3684.5 years
Cohen2877.6 years
Brown2679.8 years
Hoffman2274.8 years
Davis2178.9 years
Sullivan2178.7 years
Schneider2080.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wilmette, IL
  • 87.5%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wilmette, IL
  • 74.1%Utility gas
  • 24.5%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Wilmette 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Wilmette on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 200 householders"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents)"
  • #70 (60091) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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