Westchester, Illinois Population 2022

16,926
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Westchester is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Westchester has a 2020 population of 16,926. Westchester is currently growing at a rate of 0.10% annually and its population has increased by 0.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,892 in 2010.

The average household income in Westchester is $95,501 with a poverty rate of 3.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,474 per month, and the median house value is $244,900. The median age in Westchester is 46 years, 44.5 years for males, and 47.7 years for females.

Westchester Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Westchesterwas:

  • White: 67.23%
  • Black or African American: 18.55%
  • Other race: 6.50%
  • Asian: 4.20%
  • Two or more races: 3.51%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Westchester, Illinois is 16,926 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,892.

Westchester, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,92967.23%
Black or African American3,01618.55%
Asian6834.20%
Some Other Race1,0576.50%
Two or More Races5703.51%
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Westchester Population by Race

Westchester Population Pyramid 2022

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Westchester Median Age

49.2


Total

48


Male

51.3


Female

Westchester Adults

There are 13,724 adults, (4,664 of whom are seniors) in Westchester.

Westchester Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

51.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Westchester Sex Ratio

Female

8,562

52.67%

Male

7,693

47.33%

Westchester Population by Age

Westchester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westchester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married95.9%4.1%
Non Family92.8%7.2%
All91.6%8.4%
Male86.1%13.9%
Female65.5%34.5%

91.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Westchester Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8112.3691.6
Married3,5363.0195.9
Male2083.386.1
Female6413.0965.5
Non Family2,4261.1392.8

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Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Westchester Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3552.79%
9th to 12th Grade4133.24%
High School Graduate2,75121.60%
Some College2,87922.60%
Associates Degree1,0067.90%
Bachelors Degree3,68428.92%
Graduate Degree1,64912.95%
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Westchester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Westchester Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian593558395
White7,4667,0953,620
Hispanic2,3112,054701
Black2,1502,068550
Other Race828697207
2+ Races475475109

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.61%.

Westchester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,193$59,086$50,869
Less Than 9th Grade$23,906$28,611$
High School Graduate$38,064$43,448$36,176
Some College$51,324$51,863$50,763
Bachelors Degree$69,120$87,985$57,361
Graduate Degree$71,125$75,250$59,004

$54,193

Average Earnings

$59,086

Average Male

$50,869

Average Female

Westchester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westchester Language by Age

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Westchester Language

74.67% of Westchester residents speak only English, while 25.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.12% of the population.

Westchester Language

Westchester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,7573293.76%
Black2,959792.67%
Other19NaN%
Multiple566569.89%
Hispanic3,4121283.75%

3.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.77%

Male Poverty Rate

3.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westchester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westchester is White, with 3.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westchester is Hispanic, with 3.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.27%.

Westchester Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.92%
High School4.04%
Some College3.78%
Bachelors or Greater2.28%

Westchester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.85%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed1.18%
Female Unemployed7.22%

Westchester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westchester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$88,861$102,022
Families$108,067$122,296
Married Families$116,269-
Non Families$53,421$63,383
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Income by Household Type

Westchester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Westchester Married by Age and Sex

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Westchester Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Westchester Marital Status by Race

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Westchester Marital Status

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926

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War187
First Gulf War112
Vietnam359
Korea58
World War II45

Westchester Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3438
35 to 54209
55 to 64106
65 to 74326
75+247

Westchester Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6857.48%
Black1244.85%
Asian345.55%
Other Race799.05%
2+ Races40.76%
Hispanic1435.58%

Westchester Veterans by Race

Westchester Veterans by Education

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1.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westchester Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Westchester Employment by Age

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Westchester Employment by Race

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Westchester Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.50%

Born in Westchester

85.86%

Native Born

14.14%

Foreign Born

2.88%

Non Citizen

11.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.86% of Westchester residents were born in the United States, with 71.50% having been born in Illinois. 2.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Westchester Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19504,3080.00%
196018,09213,78415.43%
197020,0331,9411.02%
198017,730-2,303-1.21%
199017,301-429-0.24%
200016,824-477-0.28%
201016,718-106-0.06%
201116,735170.10%
201216,752170.10%
201316,769170.10%
201416,786170.10%
201516,803170.10%
201616,820170.10%
201716,837170.10%
201816,854170.10%
201916,871170.10%
202016,892210.12%
202116,909170.10%
202216,926170.10%

Westchester Population by Year