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Western Springs
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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

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Western Springs is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 13,550. Western Springs is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Western Springs offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Western Springs there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Western Springs tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Western Springs are highly rated.

About

About Western Springs...
Population
13,550

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$623,400
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$2,234
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    2%
  • Own
    98%
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Western Springs Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    7.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    134.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    832.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    3%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    46%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  11%

Working in Western Springs

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$196,638
National
$69,021

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