Westmont, IL

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Living in Westmont

Westmont is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,756 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Westmont is the 94th largest community in Illinois.

Westmont home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Westmont real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Westmont is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Westmont is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westmont who work in office and administrative support (14.63%), management occupations (11.68%), and sales jobs (11.30%).

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

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Westmont is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Westmont area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Westmont ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Westmont, 42.79% 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 Westmont in 2010 was $36,458, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,832 for a family of four. However, Westmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Westmont is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Westmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Westmont also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.94% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westmont include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Westmont's cultural character, accounting for 20.58% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Westmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.