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0.27% growth
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4.46% growth
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-0.79% decline
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3.25% growth


The economy of Wilmette, IL employs 11,755 people. The economy of Wilmette, IL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 5.25; 2.89; and 2.41 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wilmette, IL are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (2,376), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,872), and Educational Services (1,534), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($165,104), Finance & Insurance ($124,318), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($107,200).

Median household income in Wilmette, IL is $132,110. Males in Wilmette, IL have an average income that is 1.74 times higher than the average income of females, which is $91,081. The income inequality of Wilmette, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.553 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wilmette, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Wilmette, IL is home to a population of 27,420 people, from which 93.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wilmette, IL is composed of 21,810 White residents (79.5%), 3,853 Asian residents (14.1%), 1,076 Hispanic residents (3.92%), 422 Two+ residents (1.54%), and 230 Black residents (0.84%). The most common foreign languages in Wilmette, IL are Chinese (1,037 speakers), Korean (764 speakers), and Spanish (598 speakers), but compared to other places, Wilmette, IL has a relative high number of Thai (134 speakers), Korean (764 speakers), and Other Slavic (166 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area awarded 153,195 degrees. The student population of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 63,222 male students and 89,973 female students. Most students in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area are White (77,048 and 50.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21,948 and 14.3%), Black or African American (21,442 and 14%), and Asian (10,108 and 6.6%). The largest universities in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area by number of graduates are Northwestern University (9,543 and 6.23%), University of Illinois at Chicago (7,070 and 4.62%), and DePaul University (6,531 and 4.26%). The most popular majors in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area are Registered Nursing (8,001 and 5.22%), General Business Administration & Management (3,250 and 2.12%), and General Psychology (2,963 and 1.93%). The median tuition costs in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area are $34,200 for private four year colleges, and $8,160 and $17,786 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Wilmette, IL is $629,000, which is 3.23 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $609,200 to $629,000, a 3.25% increase. The homeownership rate of Wilmette, IL is 86.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wilmette, IL have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wilmette, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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