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

The latitude of Western Springs is 41.809N. The longitude is -87.9W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,512.


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Median household income
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$98,876
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Western Springs demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Jonathan Franzen, author
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 Western Springs 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 60558 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Western Springs residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Western Springs ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Western Springs was $43,699, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

66% of Western Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Western Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $650.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,952.


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Libraries in Western Springs include Thomas Ford Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Western Springs include Western Springs Doings

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

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The average commute time for Western Springs workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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