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West Chicago Jobs Overview

38,773
Job Openings
5.4%
Unemployment Rate
$52,480
Median Base Salary
27k
Population

West Chicago has the 1137th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. West Chicago is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in West Chicago is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in West Chicago is $226,500, which is above the national average. 24% of workers in West Chicago hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 73% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in West Chicago. 78% of West Chicago workers drive to work alone, 6% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in West Chicago spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.