Population: 25,149Median home value: $287,500 70 Ranks better than 62% of areas
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A+ Westmont Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Westmont Cost of Living Cost of living is 21% higher than Illinois
12020% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Westmont cost of living
A+ Westmont Crime Total crime is 50% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,21956% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8356% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Westmont crime
C- Westmont Employment Household income is 6% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$55,6841% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,04721% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%22% higher than the US average
Westmont employment
F Westmont Housing Home value is 64% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$287,50056% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9834% higher than the US average
Home ownership
50%21% lower than the US average
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D Westmont Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
44%11% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:1equal to the US average
Westmont K-12 schools

Living in Westmont, IL

Westmont, Illinois is a moderately-sized city with a population of 25,149 residents. Westmont has a population density of 5,031 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (73% White). Given that fact, Westmont could be considered less diverse than other cities. Westmont has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 77% of the population is classified as married and 59% have kids.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Westmont could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Westmont and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, education, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Using data and statistics Westmont has received a livability score of 70/100. This score is ranked in the 62nd percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Westmont ranks very well for amenities (A+) and crime (A+). There are some categories that Westmont scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F), weather (D), education (D) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Westmont has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 61 crimes per 100,000 residents, Westmont has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Westmont is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Westmont come in at $287,500, which is 64.5% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Westmont, the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 73.3% higher than the Illinois average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Westmont were 6.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.6%.

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Compare Westmont, IL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Westmont, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
O'hare, Chicago7413.312,706
Clearing, Chicago7110.624,934
Dunning, Chicago6813.643,244
Montclare, Chicago6712.912,903
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Garfield Ridge, Chicago6510.535,441
West Elsdon, Chicago6512.719,771
West Lawn, Chicago6412.833,314
Archer Heights, Chicago6012.813,239

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Indian Head Park, IL864.33,823
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Crown Point, IN8241.528,743
Clarendon Hills, IL810.98,641
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Algonquin, IL8130.930,413
Lake in the Hills, IL8131.928,908
Schaumburg, IL8017.274,366
Highland CDP, IN8031.64,256
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Westmont: Escape the City for Peace and Quiet

Westmont is a suburb of Chicago and has everything I need. I don't miss the big city and I feel very safe here. We don't have many attractions or any type of nightlife, but the best thing about Westmont is that we are close to the city, so it's not that difficult to find fun events on the weekends.

In the summer, we have different street events and festivals. We have a community center that has several activities throughout the year that are perfect for the family including swimming, basketball, soccer and more.

I usually travel to Oakbrook for more choices in shopping and restaurants. I do recommend having a car, but we have buses and trains which makes it easy to commute. I usually take the train to work because it is cheaper and less stressful with all of the traffic. Most people I know have to commute at least 30 minutes for a decent job, but it is nice to have different transportation options.
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