Westchester is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,279 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westchester is the 151st largest community in Illinois.
Westchester real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Westchester house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Westchester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westchester is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westchester who work in office and administrative support (14.69%), sales jobs (10.97%), and management occupations (10.95%).
One downside of living in Westchester is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Westchester, the average commute to work is 30.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Westchester, a lot of people use taxis to get to work every day though Westchester is a relatively small village. Those that ride taxis are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Westchester is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.54% of adults in Westchester have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Westchester in 2010 was $38,550, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,200 for a family of four.
Westchester is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Westchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Westchester also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.57% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westchester include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Westchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.