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Western Springs, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Western Springs had a population of 13,069 as of July 1, 2016. Western Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Western Springs is located at latitude 41.8023 and longitude -87.9006 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Western Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

The Village of Western Springs (GNIS ID: 2400150) 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 Western Springs is located within Township of Lyons, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Western Springs 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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Western Springs, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,069
Population in Households 12,927
Population in Familes 11,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density1 4,686
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 4,432
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 3,578
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,659 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,066 (87.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 366 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $598,712
Average Home Value $656,119


Median Household Income $129,094
Average Household Income $179,237
Per Capita Income $61,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.09%
Households 0.11% 0.09%
Families -0.3% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

Western Springs, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Western Springs 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 # 186 86th
Population Density1 # 52 96th
Diversity Index2 # 665 52nd
Median Household Income # 22 98th
Per Capita Income # 31 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.