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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Westchester is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 16,687. Westchester is in Cook County. Living in Westchester offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Westchester there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Westchester and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Westchester...
Population
16,687

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$225,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,426
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Westchester Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    36.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    102.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    417.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,167.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Westchester

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,784
National
$55,322
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Westchester Reviews

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Overall this a great community to live in, but it lacks diversity. I moved here about 4 years ago and have enjoyed living here for the most part. There are a bunch of places to go such as the neighborhood park as well as trails to walk and bike on. Our local Mariano’s supplies us with a wide array of groceries that are always fresh and affordable. The atmosphere within this neighborhood makes me feel safe and that is one of its best attributes.
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Westchester is a good looking and inviting neighborhood, I was hoping that there would be a good place to practice shooting hoops or batting cages to make use of my time, but overall a very appealing place.
My overall experience in Westchester has been pretty good. It's a quiet and peaceful neighborhood where you have the option of many restaurants, grocery stores, fitness centers, and clothing stores all in a nearby area.