Westmont, Illinois

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Westmont, Illinois

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). About 24,554 people live in Westmont.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Westmont Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 10% Westmont Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 10% Westmont Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Westmont Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 11% Westmont Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 12% Westmont College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 18% Westmont Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Westmont, Illinois

Comparing Westmont 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 5 4
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2

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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

  • 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
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
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Westmont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 24,554 100%
Male 11,454 46.6%
Female 13,100 53.4%
Under 18 5,372 21.9%
18+ 19,182 78.1%
65+ 3,866 15.7%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.05
White 19,156 78%
African-American 1,321 5.4%
Asian 2,935 12%
American Indian & Alaskan 33 0.1%
Other 591 2.4%
Mixed Race 518 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,714 7%

Estimated Westmont Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 24,863
Growth 309
Growth % 1.3%

Westmont 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.8%
German 12.8%
Polish 11.7%
Irish 10.6%
Italian 7.6%
English 4.2%
US/American 3.7%
Czech 3.3%
Lithuanian 2.6%
Swedish 1.8%
Greek 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
African 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Serbian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Slovak 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Albanian 0.3%
South African 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Westmont 24,554 $64,472
Clarendon Hills 7,610 $103,532
Darien 22,860 $87,412
Downers Grove 48,724 $80,604
Oak Brook 8,702 $169,718
Western Springs 12,493 $108,870
Willowbrook 8,967 $76,100

Westmont Public Libraries

Westmont P.l.
Westmont, Illinois
(630) 969-5625
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