Living in Wilmette, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-07

Wilmette SnackAbility

10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
10
Commute
4

Wilmette, IL Crime Report

272
Total Crimes
990.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-61.44%
Below National Average

Wilmette, IL Cost Of Living

164
Wilmette's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average

Wilmette, Illinois Info Snack

Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is located 14 miles (23 km) north of Chicago's downtown district (4 mi or 6 km from Chicago's northern border) and had a population at the 2010 census of 27,087. Wilmette is considered a bedroom community in the North Shore region. In 2007, Wilmette was ranked as the seventh best place to raise children in the U.S., according to Business Week. In 2015, Wilmette was ranked the best place to live in Illinois based on a variety of factors including its low unemployment rate, median income, low housing vacancy rate, high education expenditures per student, low crime, and short commute times. Wilmette is home to two of Illinois' 17 elementary schools (Romona Elementary School and St. Joseph School) to be awarded the 2017 National Blue Ribbon award.
Population
27,419
Unemployment
4.4%
Poverty
3.3%
Median Home
$680,700
Median Income
$154,738
Median Rent
$1,639

Wilmette, IL Photos

2 Reviews & Comments About Wilmette

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I love living in Wilmette. People are so friendly and the town is well run offering many activities. It is a same place to live.

I love being close to Lake Michigan Beach and the pool in Wilmette is fantastic.


HomeSnacks User

Another thing, consider why these areas are like they are. My family moved to Wilmette for the well known education system.

Rankings for Wilmette in Illinois

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Map Of Wilmette, IL

Population over time in Wilmette

Year Population % Change
2017 27,419 0.1%
2016 27,393 0.1%
2015 27,367 -0.2%
2014 27,420 0.3%
2013 27,345 0.3%
2012 27,268 0.2%
2011 27,202 0.7%
2010 27,010 0.3%
2009 26,928 -
Crime/100k Wilmette IL USA
Violent Crime 47.3 404.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.9 5.0
Robbery 0.0 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 47.3 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 942.9 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 222.1 306.7 376.0
Larceny 677.2 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 43.7 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Wilmette

White
80.3% (22,018)
African American
0.6% (164)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
13.4% (3,670)
Hawaiian
0.0% (6)
Other
0.1% (30)
Two Or More
2.7% (737)
Hispanic
2.9% (794)
Race Wilmette IL USA
White 80.3% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 0.6% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 13.4% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.9% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Wilmette, Illinois

Less than $10,000
2.3% (62,839)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.2% (59,995)
$15,000 to $24,999
3.9% (107,480)
$25,000 to $34,999
3.7% (101,794)
$35,000 to $49,999
5.3% (145,582)
$50,000 to $74,999
8.4% (230,031)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.3% (228,041)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.7% (402,911)
$150,000 to $199,999
12.1% (332,678)
$200,000 or more
39.0% (1,070,543)
Income Wilmette IL USA
Less than $10,000 2.3% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.2% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 3.9% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 3.7% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 5.3% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 8.4% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.3% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.7% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 12.1% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 39.0% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Wilmette

Female
51.2% (14,047)
Male
48.8% (13,372)
Gender Wilmette IL USA
Female 51.2% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 48.8% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Wilmette for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (274)
9-12th Grade
1.0% (274)
High School / GED
5.0% (1,370)
Some College
9.0% (2,467)
Associate's Degree
3.0% (822)
Bachelor's Degree
33.0% (9,048)
Master's Degree
29.0% (7,951)
Professional Degree
13.0% (3,564)
Doctorate Degree
6.0% (1,645)
Education Wilmette IL USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 1.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 5.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 9.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 3.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 33.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 29.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 13.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 6.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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