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Western Springs, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Western Springs had a population of 12,914 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.8098 and longitude -87.9006 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Western Springs 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.


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Western Springs, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Western Springs, IL Housing Affordability Index is 121
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Western Springs, IL Wealth Index is 337
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 12,914
Population in Households 12,771
Population in Familes 11,794
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density 4,631
Diversity Index1 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $159,092
Average Household Income $210,877
Per Capita Income $71,889
Wealth Index3 337

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,027 (86.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 355 ( 7.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 282 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $579,095
Housing Affordability Index2 121
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,381
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 3,531
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.05% -0.2%
Households -0.05% -0.21%
Families -0.35% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.31%

Western Springs, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Western Springs to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 188 86th
Population Density # 53 96th
Diversity Index # 672 51st
Median Household Income # 13 99th
Per Capita Income # 26 98th

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