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Westchester is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The latitude of Westchester is 41.850N. The longitude is -87.881W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,680.


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Median household income
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$58,928
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Westchester demographic reports
Westchester is on Salt Creek.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
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 Westchester 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 60154 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Westchester residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westchester ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westchester was $29,634, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Westchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Westchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $776.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,362.


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Libraries in Westchester include Westchester Public Library ... View libraries

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westchester political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Westchester workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Westchester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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