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West Chicago is a city in DuPage County, in the Chicago metro area.

The latitude of West Chicago is 41.884N. The longitude is -88.203W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 784 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,262.


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Median household income
Local
$63,424
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Chicago demographic reports
West Chicago is on the Du Page River.
Former and merged names include:
· Junction
· Turner
Local festivals include:
  • Railroad Days - July 12-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check West Chicago web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: West Dupage Park Forest Preserve
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about West Chicago demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DuPage 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 60174 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of West Chicago residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Chicago ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Chicago was $19,287, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of West Chicago residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in West Chicago, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $715.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,516.


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Libraries in West Chicago include West Chicago Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in West Chicago include Warrenville-West Chicago-Winfield Press

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DuPage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Chicago political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for West Chicago workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Chicago between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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