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Living In West Chicago, IL

A small city located in Illinois, West Chicago has a population of slightly more than 27,000. Families with children can expect to feel right at home, as kids aged 5-14 make up an above-average 23% of the community, while retirees account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 35, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Illinois. Just 33% of residents rent in West Chicago, as home ownership is common in the city. The average rent of $1,127/month is slightly above the state average.

West Chicago has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 46% of residents, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.

Nine percent of West Chicago residents older than 25 possess a Bachelor's degree, while 5% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. If you're looking for diverse career options, West Chicago has a surplus. The four most common industries are manufacturing, retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 30% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of just over $87K, West Chicago workers earn around $10,000 more than the average Illinois resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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