West Chicago, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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West Chicago, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of West Chicago had a population of 27,568 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.8848 and longitude -88.204 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Chicago: Junction, Turner.

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West Chicago, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 27,568
Population in Households 27,346
Population in Familes 24,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density2 1,819
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $74,529
Average Household Income $98,069
Per Capita Income $27,458


Total Housing Units 7,901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,079 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,351 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 471 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $253,563
Average Home Value $320,988


Total Households 7,430
Average Household Size 3.68
Family Households 6,132
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% 0.12%
Households 0.1% 0.1%
Families 0.04% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 2018 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 # 76 95th
Population Density # 332 76th
Diversity Index # 31 98th
Median Household Income # 251 82nd
Per Capita Income # 704 49th

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