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 16,117 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 (14.69%), 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.

Even though Westchester is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly taxis for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Westchester ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Westchester, 41.54% 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 2018 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.