The small city of Westmont, Illinois is home to just under 25,000 people. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. Homeowners hold a slight majority over renters in Westmont by a narrow 54%-46% margin. The average rent of $1,115/month is a bit above the state average.
Compared to the national average (7%), Westmont has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 11% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 18% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Westmont residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and scientific. Together, these industries make up 19% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $80,000, Westmont workers earn about the same as the average Illinois resident. Westmont, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, slower than most cities in Illinois, Westmont residents know that getting to work takes some patience. Many residents (41%) drive their car to work, while public transportation is used by just 4% of the population. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.