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Westchester, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Westchester had a population of 16,677 as of July 1, 2016. Westchester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westchester is located at latitude 41.8492 and longitude -87.8906 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Westchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Village of Westchester (GNIS ID: 2400148) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Westchester is located within Township of Proviso, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westchester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Westchester, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,677
Population in Households 16,545
Population in Familes 13,653
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 4,525
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 6,853
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 4,525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,121 (84.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 732 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $256,187
Average Home Value $267,907


Median Household Income $67,912
Average Household Income $86,322
Per Capita Income $35,976
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.01%
Households -0.03% 0.01%
Families -0.35% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Westchester, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westchester to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 153 89th
Population Density1 # 60 96th
Diversity Index2 # 108 92nd
Median Household Income # 262 81st
Per Capita Income # 164 88th

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