West City, Illinois

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West City, Illinois

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High Points

West City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% West City Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of West City, Illinois

Comparing West City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 2
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 2 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Working at Home 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6

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West City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles W of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 62812
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.993
Longitude -88.935

West City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BENTON 2 N
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
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West City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 716 100%
Male 348 48.6%
Female 368 51.4%
Under 18 159 22.2%
18+ 557 77.8%
65+ 140 19.6%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.92
White 696 97.2%
African-American 4 0.6%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 13 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated West City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 737
Growth 21
Growth % 2.9%

West City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 23.3%
German 14.4%
Irish 11.9%
English 11.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.7%
Italian 5.7%
Dutch 5%
Welsh 4.6%
Scotch-Irish 4.3%
Polish 2.5%
Lithuanian 2.1%
Scottish 1.6%
African 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Hungarian 0.9%
European 0.7%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, West City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barren (62812)
Eastern (62812)
Rend City (62812)
Steel City (62812)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West City 716 $28,155
Benton 6,880 $35,339
Buckner 479 $29,167
Christopher 2,836 $34,342
Orient 296 $22,188
Valier 662 $43,056
West Frankfort 8,196 $34,432
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