West Chicago, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 27,182 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.8%
 
Males: 13,804  (50.8%)
Females: 13,378  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

33.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60185.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $72,528 (it was $63,424 in 2000)
West Chicago:

$72,528
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,125 (it was $19,287 in 2000)

West Chicago city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $253,516 (it was $160,200 in 2000)
West Chicago:

$253,516
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $267,540; detached houses: $269,927; townhouses or other attached units: $204,718; in 2-unit structures: $251,498; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $181,016; mobile homes: $31,717

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,090.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Chicago: 101.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.2%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.8% for Black residents, 13.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.8% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Chicago, IL (2010)
    • 13,83751.1%Hispanic
    • 10,77039.8%White alone
    • 1,5845.8%Asian alone
    • 5802.1%Black alone
    • 2591.0%Two or more races
    • 310.1%American Indian alone
    • 140.05%Other race alone
    • 110.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in West Chicago, Illinois as of September 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Chicago is 1,611 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in West Chicago by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
17
(65.2)
9
(33.9)
5
(18.7)
10
(37.7)
6
(22.7)
7
(26.4)
7
(25.8)
8
(29.3)
8
(28.9)
7
(25.3)
6
(21.8)
6
(21.8)
7
(25.7)
13
(47.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(19.2)
7
(26.4)
6
(22.4)
3
(11.3)
5
(18.9)
19
(71.8)
15
(55.2)
5
(18.3)
7
(25.3)
5
(18.1)
10
(36.3)
10
(36.4)
9
(33.1)
6
(22.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
38
(145.8)
34
(128.0)
36
(134.6)
31
(116.8)
19
(71.8)
3
(11.3)
1
(3.7)
11
(40.3)
16
(57.8)
13
(47.0)
5
(18.1)
18
(65.5)
12
(44.1)
13
(47.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
83
(318.5)
59
(222.2)
67
(250.6)
63
(237.3)
74
(279.7)
70
(264.5)
48
(176.7)
61
(223.6)
57
(206.1)
55
(199.0)
67
(242.9)
46
(167.3)
51
(187.4)
28
(103.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
615
(2,360)
494
(1,860)
382
(1,429)
309
(1,164)
310
(1,172)
267
(1,009)
272
(1,001)
264
(967.5)
303
(1,095)
273
(987.8)
273
(989.9)
233
(847.6)
248
(911.1)
200
(736.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(99.8)
35
(131.8)
36
(134.6)
35
(131.9)
33
(124.7)
25
(94.4)
10
(36.8)
24
(88.0)
28
(101.2)
18
(65.1)
18
(65.3)
14
(50.9)
15
(55.1)
17
(62.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(11.5)
4
(15.1)
4
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
8
(30.2)
4
(15.1)
6
(22.1)
6
(22.0)
3
(10.8)
1
(3.6)
3
(10.9)
2
(7.3)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)211.8161.1134.1130.6122.2111.493.398.4123.193.8101.091.293.3110.8

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City-data.com crime index in West Chicago, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 50 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: Italian (4.8%), German (4.0%), American (2.4%), Irish (2.2%), Polish (2.1%), Iraqi (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/06/1873

Elevation: 784 feet

Land area: 13.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,964 people per square mile   (low).

West Chicago, Illinois map

9,178 residents are foreign born (26.1% Latin America).

This city:

33.6%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $7,284 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,325 (2.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.89 N, Longitude: 88.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,782 (+10.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,514 (25.5%)

Area code: 630

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

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
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $258,600
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $269,500
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $225,800
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $244,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $214,300
Number of permits per 10,000 West Chicago, IL residents
Average permit cost in West Chicago, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in West Chicago, IL
Historical housing units in West Chicago, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +8,386 (+55.6%).
Most common industries in West Chicago, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Food (3.3%)
Most common occupations in West Chicago, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)

Average climate in West Chicago, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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West Chicago, 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 94.1. This is worse than average.

City:

94.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.358. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.358
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 17.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.853. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.853
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
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 6.8 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 10.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0172. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0172
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

West Chicago-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 48% 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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% 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 238.3 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 212.9 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 46.4 miles away from West Chicago 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 270.8 miles away from West Chicago 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 236.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 228.1 miles away from West Chicago 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 DuPage County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Chicago topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Chicago:

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

Airports located in West Chicago:

  • Dupage Airport (DPA) (Runways: 4, Commercial Ops: 47, Air Taxi Ops: 5,973, Itinerant Ops: 39,915, Local Ops: 26,642, Military Ops: 651)

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.

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

  • Wheaton College (about 6 miles; Wheaton, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,948)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc (about 8 miles; Glendale Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 2,281)
  • College of DuPage (about 8 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 18,910)
  • North Central College (about 9 miles; Naperville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,860)
  • Benedictine University (about 10 miles; Lisle, IL; FT enrollment: 5,694)
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois (about 10 miles; Addison, IL; FT enrollment: 8,977)
  • Elgin Community College (about 11 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 8,173)

Public high school in West Chicago:

Private high school in West Chicago:

  • WHEATON ACADEMY (Students: 638, Location: 900 PRINCE CROSSING RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Chicago:

See full list of schools located in West Chicago

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

DuPage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK (94185) (Population served: 750, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FOUR SEASONS FOOTBALL (Address: 245 WEST ROOSEVELT RD., BUILDING 5 , Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
KANKAKEE RIVER ST PK/POTTAWAT (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ILLINOIS TURNER CAMP (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
FITZPATRICKS JELLYSTONE PARK (Population served: 371, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
INLAND HARBOR (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
JOALS RESORT (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TOMO CHI CHI (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • HOOVER FOREST PRESERVE (Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMMEL WOODS HIDDEN (Population served: 725, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE ALEXANDER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GOODENOW GROVE FOREST PRESERVE (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INDIAN CREEK OFFICE WELL (Population served: 390, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLDE NORTH PANCAKE HOUSE (Population served: 375, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RAINBOW COUNCIL SCOUT RES MAIN (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JAYS CAMP (Population served: 340, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INDIAN CREEK POOL WELL (Population served: 210, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD WAYNE GOLF CLUB (Address: 2N751 KLEIN ROAD , Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in West Chicago:

Marital status in West Chicago, IL
  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in West Chicago:

  • High school or higher: 71.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.6
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - West Chicago
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Neighborhoods in West Chicago:

(West Chicago, Illinois Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic373,82354
Evangelical Protestant120,953247
Other77,88980
Mainline Protestant71,909126
Orthodox8,46010
Black Protestant3,0145
None260,876-
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: 175
This county:

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
This county:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
DuPage County:

24.0%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Chicago:

46.0%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.2%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Chicago:

8.8%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Chicago:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.5%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

56.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.6%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Chicago, 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
Police Protection - Officers 45$396,683$105,7820$0
Sewerage 20$112,665$67,5990$0
Streets and Highways 13$74,520$68,7880$0
Other Government Administration 10$81,758$98,1100$0
Financial Administration 8$65,034$97,5512$4,234
Water Supply 7$47,149$80,8270$0
Police - Other 5$28,387$68,1291$1,581
Other and Unallocable 3$18,549$74,1960$0
Welfare 1$5,868$70,4160$0
Totals for Government 112$830,613$88,9943$5,815

West Chicago government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,261,000 ($156.76)
    General - Other: $1,567,000 ($57.65)
    Sewerage: $295,000 ($10.85)
    Water Utilities: $295,000 ($10.85)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,826,000 ($324.70)
    Sewerage: $6,110,000 ($224.78)
    Water Utilities: $5,295,000 ($194.80)
    General - Other: $2,993,000 ($110.11)
    Regular Highways: $2,498,000 ($91.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $902,000 ($33.18)
    Financial Administration: $857,000 ($31.53)
    Central Staff Services: $523,000 ($19.24)
    Parking Facilities: $87,000 ($3.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000 ($2.94)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $10,237,000 ($376.61)
    Corporate Bonds: $3,632,000 ($133.62)
    Benefit Payments: $1,724,000 ($63.42)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,107,000 ($40.73)
    Withdrawals: $124,000 ($4.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $752,000 ($27.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,002,000 ($367.96)

West Chicago government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,456,000 ($200.72)
    Other: $1,869,000 ($68.76)
    Parking Facilities: $71,000 ($2.61)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,404,000 ($51.65)
    Local Employee Contribution: $501,000 ($18.43)
    From Other Governments: $263,000 ($9.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $181,000 ($6.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,708,000 ($62.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,033,000 ($38.00)
    Interest Earnings: $606,000 ($22.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,708,000 ($173.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,607,000 ($279.85)
    Highways: $819,000 ($30.13)
  • Tax - Property: $4,724,000 ($173.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,073,000 ($113.05)
    Other License: $544,000 ($20.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $544,000 ($20.01)

West Chicago government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,000,000 ($478.26)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,400,000 ($382.61)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,770,000 ($285.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,259,000 ($267.05)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,600,000 ($95.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $511,000 ($18.80)

West Chicago government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,907,000 ($106.95)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $2,602,000 ($95.73)
    Total Other Securities: $1,726,000 ($63.50)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,951,000 ($844.35)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,400,000 ($382.61)

6.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($78,245 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($645 average AGI)
DuPage County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  3.07% ($81,685 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.62% ($74,293)
from Kane County, IL  0.49% ($55,548)


7.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($87,548 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($760 average AGI)
DuPage County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  2.46% ($77,836 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.86% ($68,167)
to Kane County, IL  0.73% ($132,588)
Businesses in West Chicago, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kincaid1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Arby's1Menards1
Baskin-Robbins2Penske1
Cricket Wireless2Pizza Hut1
DHL2Popeyes1
Dunkin Donuts4Starbucks1
FedEx8Steak 'n Shake1
Ford1Subway2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hobby Lobby1U.S. Cellular1
Jewel-Osco1UPS10
Jimmy John's1Volkswagen1
KFC1

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
See more detailed statistics of West Chicago fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 55.2mTotal length
  • $1,385,000Total costs
  • 393,350Total average daily traffic
  • 55,129Total average daily truck traffic
  • 367,384Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Chicago, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Chicago, IL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 152 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Chicago)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in West Chicago, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 28 (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: 105 (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: 53 (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 in West Chicago, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Chicago, IL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 91. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 128 took place in 2011, and the least - 19 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in West Chicago, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.4%), and Outside Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Chicago, IL
    • 69147.4%Structure Fires
    • 49734.1%Outside Fires
    • 21214.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 584.0%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Chicago, IL
  • 96.5%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Electricity
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Chicago, IL
  • 63.2%Utility gas
  • 32.1%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel


West Chicago compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • 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.

West Chicago on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 2,000 householders"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 200 householders"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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