West Chicago, Illinois 

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Population

27,385

+3.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Median Income

$69,252

Median Home Price

$242,100

Best Places to Live in West Chicago, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in West Chicago, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Economic and cultural diversity
Arts and culture
Historic interest and preservation
Cons
Harsh climate
Cost of living
Violent crime

What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


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QUICK FACTS

City: West Chicago
Zip Codes: 60185
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in West Chicago is 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Negative. West Chicago jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, West Chicago's cost of living is 5.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare West Chicago's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in West Chicago, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
DuPage county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
West Chicago's population is 27,385 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in West Chicago is $242,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.7%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
West Chicago public schools spend $15,688 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.1 students per teacher in West Chicago. More Education



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Housing Market in West Chicago

It's a good time to buy in West Chicago. Home Appreciation is up 2.7% in the last 12 months. Browse West Chicago Real Estate

The median home price in West Chicago is $242,100. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for West Chicago   1 Reviews
Small Town Feel in West Chicago - 12/25/2007
My husband and I moved to West Chicago 11 years ago. We love it here. It has a small town feel in Big Dupage County. The town holds a community festival called... Read More

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