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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westchester was $29,634, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% 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 $776. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,362.
Libraries in Westchester include Westchester Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry 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.
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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