Westchester, Illinois Population 2021

15,851
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Westchester is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 15,851, it is the 157th largest city in Illinois and the 2241st largest city in the United States . Westchester is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually and its population has decreased by -5.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,718 in 2010. Westchester reached it's highest population of 20,033 in 1970. Spanning over 4 miles, Westchester has a population density of 4,301 people per square mile.

The average household income in Westchester is $95,501 with a poverty rate of 4.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,431 per month, and the median house value is $241,100. 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 Westchester was:

  • White: 68.66%
  • Black or African American: 18.67%
  • Other race: 6.24%
  • Asian: 3.58%
  • Two or more races: 2.76%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Westchester, Illinois is 15,851 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,250.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,718.

Westchester, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,28868.66%
Black or African American3,06918.67%
Some Other Race1,0266.24%
Asian5883.58%
Two or More Races4542.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.09%
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Westchester Population by Race

Westchester Population Pyramid $2021

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Westchester Median Age

46


Total

44.5


Male

47.7


Female

Westchester Adults

There are 13,539 adults, (3,894 of whom are seniors) in Westchester.

Westchester Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Westchester Sex Ratio

Female

8,794

53.49%

Male

7,646

46.51%

Westchester Population by Age

Westchester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westchester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married95.5%4.5%
Non Family93.2%6.8%
All91.7%8.3%
Male83.6%16.4%
Female66.8%33.2%

91.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Westchester Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4782.5191.7
Married3,5233.1795.5
Non Family2,1571.1893.2
Female5973.266.8
Male2013.2583.6

3.14

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Westchester Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3382.71%
9th to 12th Grade4113.29%
High School Graduate2,71021.70%
Some College2,86222.91%
Associates Degree9497.60%
Bachelors Degree3,33526.70%
Graduate Degree1,88515.09%
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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
White7,5007,1193,379
Hispanic2,1191,881767
Black2,0982,030662
Other Race786642247
Asian531510333
2+ Races225225117
Native American1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.71%.

Westchester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,866$55,979$45,900
Less Than 9th Grade$27,566$34,453$15,909
High School Graduate$34,524$43,212$30,863
Some College$48,248$51,702$40,089
Bachelors Degree$63,248$81,827$52,332
Graduate Degree$70,306$75,332$57,614

$50,866

Average Earnings

$55,979

Average Male

$45,900

Average Female

Westchester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Westchester Language by Age

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Westchester Language

76.12% of Westchester residents speak only English, while 23.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.25% of the population.

Westchester Language

Westchester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,9255135.75%
Hispanic3,4031564.58%
Black3,0071113.69%
Multiple4546714.76%
Other1,01460.59%

4.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.41%

Male Poverty Rate

5.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westchester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westchester is Multiple, with 14.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westchester is Other, with 0.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.00%.

Westchester Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.72%
High School5.01%
Some College4.93%
Bachelors or Greater2.58%

Westchester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.32%
Male Unemployed4.35%
Female Employed1.79%
Male Employed1.26%

Westchester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Westchester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$86,623$95,501
Families$104,118$112,426
Married Families$112,015-
Non Families$49,284$59,630
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Income by Household Type

Westchester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

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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896

Number of Veterans

832

Male Veterans

64

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam389
Second Gulf War157
First Gulf War147
Korea93
World War II43

Westchester Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74367
75+221
35 to 54217
55 to 6454
18 to 3437

Westchester Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7648.15%
Hispanic1335.47%
Black702.81%
Asian397.20%
Other Race232.79%

Westchester Veterans by Race

Westchester Veterans by Education

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1.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westchester Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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73.22%

Born in Westchester

87.37%

Native Born

12.63%

Foreign Born

2.86%

Non Citizen

9.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.37% of Westchester residents were born in the United States, with 73.22% having been born in Illinois. 2.86% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,851-133-0.83%
202015,984-133-0.83%
201916,117-133-0.82%
201816,250-181-1.10%
201716,431-156-0.94%
201616,587-126-0.75%
201516,713-94-0.56%
201416,807-30-0.18%
201316,837200.12%
201216,817380.23%
201116,779500.30%
201016,729-95-0.06%
200016,824-477-0.28%
199017,301-429-0.24%
198017,730-2,303-1.21%
197020,0331,9411.02%
196018,09213,78415.43%
19504,3080.00%

Westchester Population by Year