West Chicago, IL
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West Chicago is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 27,447 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, West Chicago is the 80th largest community in Illinois.

West Chicago real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although West Chicago house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

West Chicago is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Chicago is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Chicago who work in office and administrative support (10.55%), sales jobs (10.21%), and maintenance occupations (9.21%).

Also of interest is that West Chicago has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of West Chicago overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in West Chicago, 24.67% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in West Chicago in 2010 was $25,995, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,980 for a family of four. However, West Chicago contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Chicago is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Chicago home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Chicago residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Chicago also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 51.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Chicago include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

In addition, West Chicago has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.00%).

The most common language spoken in West Chicago is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.