West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL

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Population

179,381

0.353% decline

Median Age

31.5


Median Household Income

$74,871

7.44% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

105,214

2.23% growth

Median Property Value

$364,100

3.67% growth

About

In 2017, West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL had a population of 179k people with a median age of 31.5 and a median household income of $74,871. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL declined from 180,016 to 179,381, a -0.353% decrease and its median household income grew from $69,687 to $74,871, a 7.44% increase.

The population of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL is 45.8% White Alone, 29.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American Alone. 34.6% of the people in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL speak a non-English language, and 88.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL are University of Illinois at Chicago (7,525 degrees awarded in 2016), City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College (1,185 degrees), and Rush University (861 degrees).

The median property value in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL is $364,100, and the homeownership rate is 36.5%. Most people in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL employs 105k people. The largest industries in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL are Restaurants & Food Services (8,072 people), Hospitals (6,020 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,784 people), and the highest paying industries are Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($270,898), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($202,191), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($176,165).

Median household income in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL is $74,871. Males in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $70,001. The income inequality in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,871

2017 value

± $2,145

7.44%

1 Year Growth

± 3.59%

Households in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL have a median annual income of $74,871, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,687 in 2016, which represents a 7.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$87,730

Average Male Salary

± $9,985

$70,001

Average Female Salary

± $8,358

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL made 1.25 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $76,452 ± $7,423

  2. Asian

    $75,608 ± $20,297

  3. Two or More Races

    $52,141 ± $24,560

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL workers was White. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.48

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.468% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was Vernon, Moraine, West Deerfield & Libertyville (Southeast) Townships PUMA, IL with a value of $138,556, followed by Northfield & New Trier Townships PUMA, IL and DuPage & Wheatland Townships PUMA, IL, with respective values of $122,004 and $104,719.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL (32.6k out of 174k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,465 ± 838

  2. Hispanic

    12,464 ± 867

  3. Black

    9,581 ± 719

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

105k

2017 Value

2.23%

1 Year growth

± 2.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 103k employees to 105k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL, are Miscellaneous managers (3,736 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (2,720 people), and Accountants & auditors (2,696 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (3,736 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (2,720 people), and Accountants & auditors (2,696 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Actuaries (16.5 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians (5.28 times), and Advertising & promotions managers (5.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL, by average salary, are Tax preparers ($198,693), Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents ($184,347), and Advertising sales agents ($171,811).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

105k

2017 Value

2.23%

1 Year growth

± 2.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 103k employees to 105k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL, are Restaurants & Food Services (8,072 people), Hospitals (6,020 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,784 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL, though some of these residents may live in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (8,072 people), Hospitals (6,020 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,784 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL has an unusually high number of Advertising, public relations & related services (6.22 times higher than expected), Specialized design services (5.47 times), and Sound recording industries (5.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL, by average salary, are Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($270,898), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($202,191), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($176,165).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.7% of the population of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL has health coverage, with 55% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 4.8% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.464% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.3%

Uninsured

55%

Employer Coverage

16.8%

Medicaid

4.8%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

0.464%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 12.3%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL is home to a population of 179k people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL is composed of 82.2k White Alone residents (45.8%), 52.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (29.2%), 25.1k Black or African American Alone residents (14%), 15.2k Asian Alone residents (8.5%), 3.81k Two or More Races residents (2.12%), 381 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.212%), 197 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.11%), and 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00669%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL are Spanish (39,046 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,676 speakers), and Ukrainian or Other Slavic Languages (2,571 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was 31.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

19.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

35.6k people

As of 2017, N/A% of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was 19.8%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    14,771 ± 2,858 people

  2. China

    2,567 ± 1,235 people

  3. India

    2,412 ± 1,198 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 14,771 West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL residents, followed by China with 2,567 and India with 2,412.

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Citizenship

88.4%

2017 Citizenship

87.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.4% of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was 87.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    82.2k ± 1.79k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    52.4k ± 2.49k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    25.1k ± 1.63k

In 2017, there were 1.57 times more White Alone residents (82.2k people) in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52.4k Hispanic or Latino and 25.1k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    39,046 speakers (23.1%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    3,676 speakers (2.18%)

  3. Ukrainian or Other Slavic Languages

    2,571 speakers (1.52%)

34.6% of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was Spanish. 23.1% of the overall population of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL are native Spanish speakers. 2.18% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.52% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,017 ± 221

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,010 ± 191

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    364 ± 115

West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL awarded 9,989 degrees. The student population of West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL is skewed towards women, with 16,221 male students and 22,475 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL are White (3,893 and 43.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,856 and 20.8%), Asian (1,511 and 16.9%), and Black or African American (1,162 and 13%).

The largest universities in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL by number of degrees awarded are University of Illinois at Chicago (7,525 and 75.3%), City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College (1,185 and 11.9%), and Rush University (861 and 8.62%).

The most popular majors in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL are General Psychology (536 and 5.37%), Registered Nursing (490 and 4.91%), and Medicine (437 and 4.37%).

The median tuition costs in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL are $28,597 for private four year colleges, and $11,696 and $21,982 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 509 degrees awarded

  2. 438 degrees awarded

  3. 425 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was General Psychology with 509 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,525 degrees awarded

  2. 1,185 degrees awarded

  3. 861 degrees awarded

$11,696

Median In-State Public

$28,597

Median Private

In 2016, the West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Illinois at Chicago with 7,525 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,023

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,966

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,023 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL, which is 0.674 times less than the 5,966 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,893 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,856 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,511 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL were to White students. These 3,893 degrees mean that there were 2.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,856 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was $364,100 in 2017, which is 1.67 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $351,200 to $364,100, a 3.67% increase. The homeownership rate in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL is 36.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$74,871

Median Household Income

± $2,145

77.2k

Number of Households

± 1,768

In 2017, the median household income of the 77.2k households in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL grew to $74,871 from the previous year's value of $69,687.

The following chart displays the households in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$364,100

2017 Median

± $4,923

$351,200

2016 Median

± $5,456

In 2017, the median property value in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL grew to to $364,100 from the previous year's value of $351,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

36.5%

2017 Homeownership

35%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 36.5% of the housing units in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 35%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    38.1%

  2. Public Transit

    31.4%

  3. Walked

    12.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL was Drove Alone (38.1%), followed by those who Public Transit (31.4%) and those who Walked (12.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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