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Wilmette

Beachfront condominiums and affordable townhomes.

One of the original North Shore villages, Wilmette has been ranked by Chicago magazine as one of the area’s best places to live. When it comes to housing in Wilmette, there’s no shortage of architectural styles and price points. Quintessential Cape Cod, Victorian and Colonial homes line the village’s historic streets. In addition to single-family homes, there are beachfront condominiums and more affordable townhomes. The schools in Wilmette are among the best. In fact, two Wilmette elementary schools are among the 17 schools in the state awarded the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award.
 
The community is also served by the highly-acclaimed New Trier High School, located in Winnetka. At the heart of town is the Village Center, where you’ll find specialty stores, restaurants, and The Wilmette Theatre. The Baha’i Temple is a highly-visible landmark along Sheridan Road, while Plaza del Lago provides excellent shopping. Ample recreational activities are also available at Gillson Park and beach, Wilmette Harbor, and the Centennial Recreation Complex which include swimming, tennis, and ice skating.

Overview for Wilmette, IL

31,932 people live in Wilmette, where the median age is 47.3 and the average individual income is $94,882.84. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,932

Total Population

47.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$94,882.84

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Wilmette, IL

Wilmette has 12,091 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wilmette do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,932 people call Wilmette home. The population density is 3,979.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,932

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

47.3

Median Age

48.92 / 51.08%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
12,091

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$94,882.84

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Wilmette, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Wilmette. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Harper Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
Wilmette Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Ronald Knox Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Highcrest Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
Central Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
McKenzie Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
Romona Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Regina Dominican High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Baker Demonstration School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Francis Xavier School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Marie Murphy School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
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