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Westchester is a township in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area.
The latitude of Westchester is 41.625N. The longitude is -87.071W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,133.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Westchester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Porter County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46368 ZIP code.
21% of Westchester residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westchester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westchester was $25,837, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Westchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Westchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $560. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,078.
Porter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westchester political report.
The average commute time for Westchester workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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