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Encyclopedia > Western Springs, Illinois

Western Springs is an affluent suburb of Chicago located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 12,493. It is twinned with the town of Rugeley, England. Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Rugeley is a historic market town in the county of Staffordshire, England. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Geography

Western Springs is located at 41°48'20" North, 87°54'4" West (41.805531, -87.901035)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2000 the village had a total area of 6.8 km² (2.6 mi²). 6.8 km² (2.6 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


On March 21, 2005, the Village of Western Springs annexed the former Timber Trails golf course which is now being developed into a new community of homes, townhomes and parks. The property added 105.9 acres to the village which converts to approximately .17 square miles.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,493 people, 4,318 households, and 3,614 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,834.1/km² (4,756.7/mi²). There were 4,444 housing units at an average density of 652.4/km² (1,692.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.32% White, 0.18% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... 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. ...


There were 4,318 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.23. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $98,876, and the median income for a family was $108,870. Males had a median income of $82,580 versus $41,214 for females. The per capita income for the village was $43,699. 0.9% of the population and 0.7% of families were below the poverty line. 1.0% of those under the age of 18 and 1.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 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. ...


Area Organizations

American Association of University Women
Boy Scouts of America
Campfire Boys and Girls
Coterie Club of Western Springs
LaGrange Memorial Hospital
4-H Tower Town
Flagg Creek Needlework Guild
Girl Scouts of Whispering Oaks
Home School Council
Interfaith Community Partners
Kiwanis Club of Western Springs
League of Women Voters
Lyons Township Office
Old Town Northwest Association
Parents Without Partners
Proviso Township Office
Ridgewood Civic Association
Rotary Club of Western Springs
SEASPAR
Springdale Civic Association
Veterans of Foreign War
Village Club of Western Springs
West Suburban Chamber of Commerce
Western Springs Garden Club
West Suburban Symphony Band, Inc
West Suburban Symphony Orchestra
Western Springs Business Association
Western Springs Children's Museum
Western Springs Community Center Assoc.
Western Springs Fire and Rescue
Western Springs Friends of the Library
Western Springs Garden Club
Western Springs Historical Society
Western Springs Historical Society Archives
Western Springs Masonic Temple
Western Springs Ministerial Association
Western Springs Newcomers
Western Springs Seniors Club
Western Springs Women's Club
Western Springs V.F.W.
Women of Ridge Acres


Schools

McClure Jr. High School, 480 students, 6-8
Laidlaw Elementary School, 417 students, k-5
Field Park Elementary School, 284 students, k-5
Forest Hills Elementary School, 244 students, k-5
Lyons Township High School, North, 11-12
Lyons Township High School, South, 9-10
St. John of The Cross, k-8
Highlands, k-8


Parks

Ridge Acres Park
Ridgewood Park
Rock Springs Park
Laidlaw Park
Spring Rock Park
Springdale Park


Hospitals

LaGrange Memorial Hospital (3 miles from downtown western springs)
Hinsdale Hospital (4 miles from downtown western springs)


Transportation

The BNSF Railway runs through Western Springs. Daily commuter service on that line, connecting Aurora and Chicago, is provided by Metra. The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting mark BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is comparable in size). ... Nickname: City of Lights Location in Chicagoland Country United States State Illinois Counties Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Area    - City 102. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... Metra (officially the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on 11 lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys six-county service area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) providing over 67 million rides annually. ...


A new train station was built in 2004-2005. The new station is a virtual replica of a train station that was demolished in 1972 and replaced by another station. Some residents questioned the necessity of building new stations in 1972 and 2004 as in both cases, the older train station was completely functional.


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Western Springs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1075 words)
Western Springs is a residential suburb and park in the west of the city of Auckland in the north of New Zealand.
It is located four kilometres to the west of the city centre, situated to the north of State Highway 16 to the east of the suburb of Point Chevalier and the west of Westmere and Grey Lynn.
The area was called Western Springs to differentiate it from the Springs in the Auckland Domain to the east of town.
Western Springs, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (518 words)
Western Springs is an affluent suburb of Chicago located in Cook County, Illinois.
Western Springs is located at 41°48'20" North, 87°54'4" West (41.805531, -87.901035)
On March 21, 2005, the Village of Western Springs annexed the former Timber Trails golf course which is now being developed into a new community of homes, townhomes and parks.
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