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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.


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Median household income
Local
$106,773
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wilmette demographic reports
Wilmette is on Lake Michigan.
Archange Chevallier was granted area land by the federal government, in 1829, for her role in helping to finalize a treaty with the Prairie du Chien Indians.

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.

Filming location for:
· 1990 movie, "Home Alone"
· 1983 movie, "Risky Business"
Well-known residents have included:
· Bill Murray, comedian, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Kohl Children's Museum, Wilmette Historical Museum
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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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.

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73% of Wilmette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wilmette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $958.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,499.


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

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

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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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