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Encyclopedia > Westchester, Illinois
Westchester
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Coordinates 41°51′14″N 87°53′1″W / 41.85389, -87.88361
Area 3.2 sq mi (8 km²)
 - land 3.2 sq mi (8 km²)
Population 16,824 (2000)
Density 5,265.2 /sq mi (2,033 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code XXXXX
Area code XXX
Location of Westchester within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Westchester, Illinois

Westchester is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a western suburb of Chicago. The population was 16,824 at the 2000 census. The current Village President is Paul T Gattuso. List of towns and villages in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... This article is about North American telephone area codes. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 443 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (768 × 1,040 pixels, file size: 811 KB, MIME type: image/png) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Illinois_-_outline_map. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...

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Geography

Westchester is located at 41°51′14″N, 87°53′1″W (41.853890, -87.883712)[1].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), all of it land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Notable locations in Westchester include Westbrook Corporate Center, constructed in 1986 and renovated in 1996. The five 10-story towers feature more than 1 million square feet (90,000 m²) with outstanding amenities on a peaceful campus with a professional and attractive appearance. Awards won include 2000/2001 BOMA- International Office Building of the Year Award 2000/2001 BOMA- North Central Region Office Building of the Year Award 1998/1999, 1999/2000, 2000/2001 BOMA- Suburban Chicago Office Building of the Year Award.


worst town in the world. the schools suck too.


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,824 people, 7,015 households, and 4,924 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,265.2 people per square mile (2,029.9/km²). There were 7,123 housing units at an average density of 2,229.2/sq mi (859.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.15% White, 7.20% African American, 0.07% Native American, 3.44% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.99% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.68% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


The top five ancentries reported in Westchester as of the 2000 census were Italian (20.9%), German (19.9%), Irish (17.1%), Polish (15.0%) and Czech (8.7%).[3]


There were 7,015 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $58,928, and the median income for a family was $70,313. Males had a median income of $48,737 versus $36,921 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,634. About 1.0% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Westchester is divided between three congressional districts. The areas south of Cermak Road or west of Haase and Burns Avenues are in Illinois' 3rd congressional district; nearly all of the areas east of Mannheim Road, and also east of Mayfair Avenue between Canterbury Street and Dorchester Avenue, are in the 7th district; the area in between (primarily Oak Ridge and Glen Oak cemeteries) is in the 4th district. The Third Congressional District of Illinois includes part of Cook County, and is currently represented by Democrat Dan Lipinski; the district was previously represented by his father Bill Lipinski. ... Illinoiss Seventh First Congressional District since 2003. ... Illinoiss Fourth First Congressional District since 2003. ...


History

The area now known as Westchester was occupied by German farmers dating back to the mid 19th century. Samuel Insull purchased the land in 1924 with plans to recreate an English style town. As a result, the town's name and the majority of its street names are of English origin. German Americans (German Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of ethnic German ancestry and currently form the largest ancestry group in the United States, accounting for 17% of the U.S. population. ... Samuel Insull (November 11, 1859 - July 16, 1938) was an investor in Chicago who was known for purchasing utilities and railroads. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


The Great Depression slowed construction in the ensuing decade, although the population continued to grow, largely aided by the presence of the western terminal of Chicago's rapid transit line. The extension of the line was removed in 1951. However, the Eisenhower Interstate System's creation in 1956 led to the construction of nearby expressways I-290 and I-294, providing residents with convenient travel. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System, is a network of freeways in the United States. ... Interstate 290 (abbreviated I-290) is the main Interstate highway due westward from the Chicago Loop. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Interstate 294 is one part of an interstate tollway (also known as the Tri-State Tollway) in Illinois. ...


Expansion has used up nearly all open land within the village, save for the 85-acre Wolf Road Praire.[4] It is the largest black-soil prairie remnant east of the Mississippi River.[5] For other uses, see Prairie (disambiguation). ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...


Education

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Westchester School Districr 92.5 serves the city.[1] There are four schools in this district:

  • Westchester Primary School (K-2)
  • Westchester Intermediate School (3-5)
  • Westchester Middle School (6-8)
  • Brittain School (Special Needs)[6]

Proviso Township High Schools district serves high school residents. Zoned students attend Proviso West High School in Hillside.[6] Westchester residents may apply to Proviso Math & Science Academy in Forest Park. Proviso West High School Proviso West High School (PWHS) is a public high school located in the western suburbs of Chicago. ... Hillside is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1907. ...


Private schools

The following private schools are available.

  • Divine Infant (K-8)
  • Divine Providence (K-8)
  • Nazareth Academy (Private)
  • St. Joseph's (Private)
  • Montini(Private)
  • Fenwick (Private)
  • Timothy Christian (Private)

References

  1. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Westchester, IllinoisPDF (38.9 KiB). U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed 2007-04-14.
  4. ^ Westchester, IL. Encyclopedia of Chicago. Accessed 2007-04-23
  5. ^ Wolf Road Prairie - Into the Wild. Chicago Wilderness Magazine Spring, 2004. Accessed 2007-04-23

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