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Berwyn is a city in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named after a town in Pennsylvania.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Berwyn. For links to other places called Berwyn, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Berwyn is 41.850N. The longitude is -87.793W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 52,534.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Berwyn demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60402 ZIP code.
11% of Berwyn residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Berwyn ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Berwyn was $19,113, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Berwyn residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Berwyn, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $545. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,296.
Libraries in Berwyn include Berwyn Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Berwyn include Berwyn-Cicero-Forest View-Stickney Life
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Berwyn political report.
The average commute time for Berwyn workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Berwyn between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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