West Chicago, IL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 6,739 housing units in West Chicago. This represents a 38.2% growth from 4,877 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 6,731 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 8 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in West Chicago is about 67.4%. West Chicago's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3.1%. Average household size is 3.63 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in West Chicago were built after 1973.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type3.20%
One Bedroom13.40%
Two Bedrooms25.90%
Three Bedrooms31.60%
Four Bedrooms23.10%
Five Bedrooms or more2.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.67
Median year structure was built1975
Median Value of occupied units$160,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$252,300

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.54
Median year structure was built1972
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$672

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.60%
Second Mortgage7.10%
Home Equity Loan10.70%
Simple Mortgage64.50%
Debt Free17.10%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.1%