Westchester, IL

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Living in Westchester

Westchester is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,461 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westchester who work in office and administrative support (14.99%), management occupations (11.89%), and sales jobs (10.76%).

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

One downside of living in Westchester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.22 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Westchester, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Westchester is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Westchester are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.00% of adults in Westchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Westchester in 2010 was $36,076, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,304 for a family of four. However, Westchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 19.18% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westchester include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Westchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.