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West Chicago

Whether you want lots of land or a tight-knit neighborhood feel, West Chicago might be for you!

Welcome to West Chicago

West Chicago offers residents a wide range of homes from historic Victorians to modern new builds. Whether you want lots of land or a tight-knit neighborhood feel, West Chicago might be for you!
 
The city has a rich culture and diverse population and offers easy access to parks and forest preserves and a state-of-the-art community center.
 
It is also home to the DuPage Airport, which serves the Chicago metropolitan area. The city is served by the West Chicago Public Library District and the Community High School District 94.

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Overview for West Chicago, IL

25,881 people live in West Chicago, where the median age is 35.2 and the average individual income is $33,049. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,881

Total Population

35.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$33,049

Average individual Income

Around West Chicago, IL

There's plenty to do around West Chicago, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

14
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
41
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Tiny Kitchen, Virage Beauty Bar, and Geek Inc Comics.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.76 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.92 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.51 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.25 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West Chicago, IL

West Chicago has 7,540 households, with an average household size of 3.39. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Chicago do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,881 people call West Chicago home. The population density is 1,683.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,881

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.2

Median Age

50.65 / 49.35%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,540

Total Households

3.39

Average Household Size

$33,049

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in West Chicago, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby West Chicago. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Welcome to The Thornton Team Residential, your premier real estate experts in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, and Chicago Suburbs. As a top 1.5% producing team, we understand that a home is more than a property, it's about community. Led by Michael Thornton, a top-tier member of NAR with a proven track record, we are dedicated to making your real estate journey seamless. Join us in finding not just a house but a place full of awesome memories that you call home.