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West Point is a township in Stephenson County, in the Freeport metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named West Point. For links to other places called West Point, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of West Point is 42.417N. The longitude is -89.869W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,086 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,375.
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44% of West Point residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Point ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Point was $19,248, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of West Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $337. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $916.
Stephenson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Point political report.
The average commute time for West Point workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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