West Chicago, IL (City Center)




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About West Chicago, IL (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of West Chicago is $183,987, which is more expensive than 54.0% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 49.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in West Chicago City Center is currently $1,087, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 60.0% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

West Chicago City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in West Chicago, Illinois.

Real estate in the City Center of West Chicago, IL is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

West Chicago City Center has a 11.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 60.8% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in West Chicago, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in West Chicago are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 35.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the West Chicago City Center neighborhood, 35.4% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.7%), and 13.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the City Center neighborhood in West Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (51.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.9%), and residents who report German roots (7.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.1%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.1%), among others. In addition, 38.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the West Chicago City Center neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 53.0% of households. Some people also speak English (41.9%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in West Chicago City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (74.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.0%) and 6.2% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
City Center 0.101011101001110
West Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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West Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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West Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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WEST CHICAGO ESD 33


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Early Learning Center
300 E Forest Ave
West Chicago, IL, 60185
PK-PK
Currier Elementary School
800 Garys Mill Rd
West Chicago, IL, 60185
KG-05
Wegner Elementary School
1180 Marcella Ln
West Chicago, IL, 60185
KG-05
Gary Elementary School
130 E Forest Ave
West Chicago, IL, 60185
KG-05
Indian Knoll Elem School
N645 Indian Knoll Rd
West Chicago, IL, 60185
KG-05
Pioneer Elem School
615 Kenwood Ave
West Chicago, IL, 60185
KG-05
Educare Of West Dupage
851 Pearl Rd
West Chicago, IL, 60185
PK-PK
Trinity School
331 George St
West Chicago, IL, 60185
PK-PK
West Chicago Middle School
238 E Hazel St
West Chicago, IL, 60185
06-08
Turner Elem School
750 Ingalton Ave
West Chicago, IL, 60185
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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CHSD 94


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Community High School
326 Joliet St
West Chicago, IL, 60185
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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