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West Chicago, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of West Chicago had a population of 28,163 as of July 1, 2016. West Chicago 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 West Chicago is located at latitude 41.8945 and longitude -88.2211 in DuPage County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Chicago (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. DuPage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of West Chicago (GNIS ID: 2397264) 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 City of West Chicago is located within Township of Winfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of DuPage County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Chicago: Junction, Turner.

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


Total Population 28,163
Population in Households 27,955
Population in Familes 25,003
Population in Group Qrtrs 208
Population Density1 1,859
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 7,607
Average Household Size 3.67
Family Households 6,286
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 8,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,337 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,269 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 462 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $245,912
Average Home Value $318,898


Median Household Income $68,498
Average Household Income $92,316
Per Capita Income $25,843
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.52%
Households 0.51% 0.52%
Families 0.45% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

West Chicago, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Chicago 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 # 75 95th
Population Density1 # 324 76th
Diversity Index2 # 31 98th
Median Household Income # 256 81st
Per Capita Income # 657 52nd

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