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 16,279 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, Westchester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Westchester are a mix 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 (14.19%), sales jobs (12.40%), and management occupations (11.62%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Westchester, the average commute to work is 30.21 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Westchester are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.85% of adults in Westchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Westchester in 2010 was $37,465, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,860 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 21.72% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westchester include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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