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Overview

Introduction to Westmont, Illinois

Westmont, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 7 miles NE of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center) and 17 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Westmont History

The present day village of Westmont was originally inhabited by the Pottawattamie Native Americans. The area was first settled by the whites after 1833. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad arrived in Westmont in 1864. Plats for Westmont Village were laid out in the early 1900s. On November 10, 1921, Westmont was incorporated as a village. Vince Pastor became the first village president. Westmont High School was opened in 1974.

Westmont and nearby Attractions

  • William L. Gregg House Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Morton Arboretum
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Graue Mill and Museum

Things To Do In Westmont

At Westmont, you can visit Muddy Waters Park, Blackhawk Park, Lebeck Park, Sadlebrook Park, Green Meadows Park, Mary Egan Park, and Rotary Park. The Gregg House Museum is also worth visiting. Golf enthusiasts can spend their leisure time at the Twin Lakes Golf Course, Green Meadows Golf Club, and Oakbrook Hills Golf Club. In addition, you can enjoy shopping at Saint James Crossing Shopping Center, Westmont Centre Shopping Center, Williamsport Center Shopping Center, and Westmont Village Shopping Center.

Westmont Transportation

International flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Westmont Higher Education

Elmhurst College, Benedictine University, and College of Dupage are among the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 25,389
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 12,405
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.3%
Median Earnings25+ $39,839
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,394
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,151

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,486
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 7.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.8%
Median Gross Rent $956
Median House Value $281,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 12.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60559, 60561
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.77
Longitude -87.97

Westmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station AURORA
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarendon Hills 8,609 $136,250
Darien 22,263 $94,863
Downers Grove 49,504 $110,081

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westmont Public Libraries

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Westmont P.l.
428 N. CASS AVE
Westmont, Illinois
(630) 969-5625
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Westmont High Schools

WESTMONT HIGH SCHOOL
909 N OAKWOOD DR
630-654-3043
Serves 532 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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