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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,149
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+12,298
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,611
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,185
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,344

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,019
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation8.7%

Housing

People Living Alone38.7%
Median Gross Rent$983
Median House Value$287,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.1%
Irish12.1%
Polish10%
Italian8%
English5.6%
French Except Basque2.9%
Swedish2.6%
Czech2.2%
Dutch1.8%
Arab1.7%
Lithuanian1.6%
Hungarian1.3%
Serbian1.2%
Greek1.2%
Jordanian1.2%
Slovak1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Austrian0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.4%
African0.4%
Russian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Bulgarian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Westmont Almanac

CategoryValue
County DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60559
Phone Area Codes630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.79
Approximate 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)

StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationAURORA
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clarendon Hills8,641$161,131
Darien22,232$98,409
Downers Grove49,555$113,277
Oak Brook7,988$168,227

Westmont Public Libraries

Westmont Public Library
428 NORTH CASS AVENUE
Westmont, Illinois
(630) 969-5625

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Westmont Public Schools

C E Miller Elem School
125 W Traube Ave
ZIP: 60559
(630) 468-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 163
J T Manning Elem School
200 N Linden Ave
ZIP: 60559
(630) 468-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Maercker Elem School
5827 S Cass Ave
ZIP: 60559
(630) 515-4820
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
Physically Handicapped Prgms
825 N Cass Ave Ste 117
ZIP: 60559
(630) 230-9234
South School
133 S Grant St
ZIP: 60559
(630) 468-8250
Primary
Total Enrollment 43
Westmont High School
909 Oakwood Dr
ZIP: 60559
(630) 468-8100
High
Total Enrollment 429
Westmont Jr High School
944 Oakwood Dr
ZIP: 60559
(630) 468-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 322

Westmont Private Schools

Holy Trinity School
108 S Linden Ave
ZIP: 60559
Elementary
Total Enrollment 142
The Village Children's Academy
11 E Ogden Ave
ZIP: 60559
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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