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Western Springs, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Western Springs had a population of 13,156 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Western Springs, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,156
Daytime Population: Workers 3,247
Daytime Population: Residents 7,103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,350
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 13,013
Population in Familes 12,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density2 4,717
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $137,019
Average Household Income $190,108
Per Capita Income $65,012


Total Housing Units 4,671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,088 (87.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 371 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $585,745
Average Home Value $648,092


Total Households 4,459
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 3,595
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.12%
Households 0.17% 0.1%
Families -0.19% 0.04%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

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, 2017 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 # 187 86th
Population Density # 53 96th
Diversity Index # 669 51st
Median Household Income # 23 98th
Per Capita Income # 31 98th

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