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Population in 2012: 27,294 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 

Males: 13,782  (50.5%)
Females: 13,512  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  44.8 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60091.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $124,199 (it was $106,773 in 2000)
Wilmette:

$124,199
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $66,575

Wilmette village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $550,043 (it was $424,800 in 2000)
Wilmette:

$550,043
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $728,344; Detached houses: $786,734; Townhouses or other attached units: $397,991; In 2-unit structures: $370,833; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $261,231; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $419,265

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,574.

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  • White alone - 22,024 (81.0%)
  • Asian alone - 3,373 (12.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1,220 (4.5%)
  • Two or more races - 296 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 261 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wilmette: 109.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (17.4%), Irish (13.4%), English (7.9%), Italian (5.3%), Polish (5.0%), Russian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/17/1873

Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 5.38 square miles.

Population density: 5,070 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Wilmette:

  • High school or higher: 98.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 79.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 44.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilmette village:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

4,606 residents are foreign born (6.3% Asia, 4.4% Europe).

This village:  16.9%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Wilmette, Illinois as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wilmette to the number of sex offenders is 2,729 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $10,001 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $8,470 (1.5%)

Wilmette satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.08 N, Longitude: 87.72 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,614 (-9.6%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 2,237 (19.1%)

Area code: 847

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Crime rates in Wilmette by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000010002100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.03.70.00.00.07.63.90.00.0
Rapes 2111121000701
per 100,000 7.23.63.63.63.77.43.70.00.00.027.00.03.7
Robberies 5755452058655
per 100,000 18.125.318.118.214.718.47.40.018.830.323.218.418.4
Assaults 5844412823345
per 100,000 18.128.914.514.514.73.77.429.97.511.411.614.718.4
Burglaries 10912912312344403532176113888199
per 100,000 394.2466.5444.8446.8161.4147.6130.0119.7662.5427.7339.8298.1363.7
Thefts 440367368368371351325294256283265329320
per 100,000 1591.31327.31330.91336.71360.71295.01207.21099.6963.61071.21023.21210.91175.6
Auto thefts 1318222213917522421
per 100,000 47.065.179.679.947.733.263.118.77.57.615.47.43.7
Arson 1433000125210
per 100,000 3.614.510.810.90.00.00.03.77.518.97.73.70.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 116.3113.6108.0108.584.589.373.263.498.2105.8110.883.089.9

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 58 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Illinois average:

2.76

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +853 (+3.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Lawyers (11%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Wilmette-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 99% 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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 99% 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 74.2 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 91.4 miles away from Wilmette center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Wilmette:

  • CARE IN THE HOME HEALTH SERVIC (Home Health Center, 1200 CENTRAL AVE)
  • MANORCARE OF WILMETTE (Nursing Home, 432 POPLAR DRIVE)

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Wilmette, 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.

Local government website: www.wilmette.com/wilgov

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilmette:

  • Northwestern University (about 4 miles; Evanston, IL; Full-time enrollment: 16,477)
  • Loyola University Chicago (about 7 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 13,626)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (about 7 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 5,777)
  • Oakton Community College (about 9 miles; Des Plaines, IL; FT enrollment: 3,670)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,343)
  • DeVry University-Illinois (about 10 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 9,375)

Private high schools in Wilmette:

  • LOYOLA ACADEMY (Students: 2,051; Location: 1100 LARAMIE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • REGINA DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 701 LOCUST RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ARLYN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 3013 ILLINOIS RD; Grades: 5 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wilmette:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wilmette:

  • BAKER DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL (Students: 374; Location: 201 SHERIDAN RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 1740 LAKE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 808 LINDEN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RONALD KNOX MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 2031 ELMWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Wilmette, map of school districts: AVOCA SCHOOL DISTRICT 37, WILMETTE SCHOOL DISTRICT 39, NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 203

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.

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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).

 
Cook 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
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.8. This is about average.
City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0148
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.255. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.86. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.86
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 16.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 21.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.6%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Black residents, 3.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 5.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wilmette, IL

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

Wilmette compared to Illinois state average:

Wilmette, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wilmette travel time to work - commute


Wilmette mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (12%)

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Religion statistics for Wilmette village (based on Cook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.63%
Here57.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents69.3%7.6%3.1%2.1%2.0%
Congregations15.8%5.0%2.0%5.8%6.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.0%1.7%1.4%1.2%9.6%
Congregations6.4%4.7%6.1%4.3%43.2%
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: 1,460
Here:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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
Cook County:

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.
State:

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

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.5%
State:

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

16.3%
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 7$51,274$87,8985$10,220
Other Government Administration 4$13,953$41,8592$2,345
Judicial and Legal 2$16,071$96,4260$0
Police Protection - Officers 47$328,679$83,9181$2,276
Police - Other 16$98,682$74,0122$5,152
Firefighters 41$299,459$87,6470$0
Fire - Other 4$12,527$37,5810$0
Streets and Highways 16$92,782$69,5871$3,115
Health 1$7,047$84,5640$0
Solid Waste Management 13$63,110$58,2551$1,355
Sewerage 12$65,678$65,6781$1,105
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$59,273$59,2730$0
Water Supply 16$93,643$70,2322$4,147
Other and Unallocable 15$86,271$69,0172$1,807
Totals for Government 206$1,288,449$75,05517$31,522

Wilmette government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,315,000 ($158.09)
    Water Utilities: $649,000 ($23.78)
    Parking Facilities: $99,000 ($3.63)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,667,000 ($207.63)
    Regular Highways: $5,004,000 ($183.34)
    Fire Protection: $4,590,000 ($168.17)
    Water Utilities: $2,986,000 ($109.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,205,000 ($80.79)
    General - Other: $1,515,000 ($55.51)
    Central Staff Services: $996,000 ($36.49)
    General Public Buildings: $850,000 ($31.14)
    Financial Administration: $660,000 ($24.18)
    Sewerage: $594,000 ($21.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $263,000 ($9.64)
    Parking Facilities: $219,000 ($8.02)
    Health Services - Other: $164,000 ($6.01)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $19,620,000 ($718.84)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $7,090,000 ($259.76)
    Benefit Payments: $2,346,000 ($85.95)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $2,229,000 ($81.67)
    Withdrawals: $4,000 ($0.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $803,000 ($29.42)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $565,000 ($20.70)
    Sewerage: $391,000 ($14.33)
    Regular Highways: $340,000 ($12.46)
    Fire Protection: $286,000 ($10.48)
    Police Protection: $232,000 ($8.50)
    Water Utilities: $159,000 ($5.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,108,000 ($443.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $842,000 ($30.85)

Wilmette government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,830,000 ($103.69)
    All Other: $322,000 ($11.80)
    Parking Facilities: $210,000 ($7.69)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $866,000 ($31.73)
    From Local Government: $687,000 ($25.17)
    Local Employee Contribution: $481,000 ($17.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,006,000 ($36.86)
    Interest Earnings: $544,000 ($19.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,865,000 ($178.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,670,000 ($207.74)
    Highways: $766,000 ($28.06)
    All Other: $79,000 ($2.89)
  • Tax - Property: $7,905,000 ($289.62)
    Public Utilities: $2,533,000 ($92.80)
    NEC: $1,571,000 ($57.56)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,035,000 ($37.92)

Wilmette government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $14,202,000 ($520.33)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,158,000 ($445.45)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $4,225,000 ($154.80)
    Water Utilities: $2,000,000 ($73.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $15,735,000 ($576.50)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $15,575,000 ($570.64)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $808,000 ($29.60)
    Water Utilities: $467,000 ($17.11)

Wilmette government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,439,000 ($52.72)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $10,947,000 ($401.08)
    Total Other Securities: $4,692,000 ($171.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,956,000 ($291.49)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $62,000 ($2.27)

3.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($887 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.27%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from DuPage County, IL  0.48% ($52,869 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.25% ($62,810)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($42,313)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($743 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.09%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to DuPage County, IL  0.65% ($54,553 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.56% ($54,095)
to Lake County, IL  0.38% ($69,774)

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 (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 67 meters (220ft)
Total costs: $4,497,000
Total average daily traffic: 725,750
Total average daily truck traffic: 43,787

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 5
  • 1950-1959: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wilmette, IL

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

21 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 62
  • Hazardous Condition: 185
  • Service Call: 3

Incident types - Wilmette


See full 2006 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
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
Browse common businesses in Wilmette, IL


Wilmette on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Professional, scientific, and technical services"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit in 2004-2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
  • #52 (60091) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable dividends in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #78 (60091) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Total of 742 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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