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West Chicago
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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West Chicago is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 25,881. West Chicago is in DuPage County. Living in West Chicago offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Chicago there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Chicago and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in West Chicago are highly rated.

About

About West Chicago...
Population
25,881

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,700
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,227
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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West Chicago Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    74.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    7.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    48.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    3.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    85.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    636.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    national  11%

Working in West Chicago

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,379
National
$69,021

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