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 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.
In Westchester, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.21 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Westchester ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Westchester, 40.85% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.