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Wilmette is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named after settler Antoine Ouilmette, whose Indian wife was granted land here.
The latitude of Wilmette is 42.072N. The longitude is -87.722W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,266.
Train service into Chicago started in 1871.
In the following year, 1872, the village was incorporated.
Other various train services helped continue the village's growth in the first and second decades of the 20th century.
In 1924, the village annexed the bankrupted community of Gross Point.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wilmette 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 60043 ZIP code.
16% of Wilmette residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wilmette ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wilmette was $55,611, compared with $21,587 nationally.
73% of Wilmette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wilmette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $958. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,499.
Libraries in Wilmette include Wilmette Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wilmette political report.
The average commute time for Wilmette workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wilmette between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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