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Village Government

The Village of Wilmette is a home rule community with a Village President and Board of Trustees elected at large and a Village Manager who runs the day to day operations of the Village. Wilmette was incorporated as a municipal corporation in 1872.

Township: New Trier
County: Cook

Village Demographics

Total Population 27,087
Population Density (per square mile) 5,209
Total Households 9,742
Median Age 44.8


Average Household Income *$202,322
Median Household Income *$130,880
Per Capita Income *$70,920


Total Housing Units 10,292
Owner Occupied 9,742
Renter Occupied 1,260
Vacant 548


Educational Attainment  
Age 25+ Population *17,010
Grade K-8 *119
Grade 9-12 *285
High School Graduate *1,078
Some College, No Degree *2,009
Associates Degree *581
Bachelor's Degree *5,755
Master's Degree *7,183

*Data obtained from the American Community Survey
Source: 2010 U.S. Census

Community Awards & Recognitions

-Top Ten “The Best Places to Raise Your Kids” by BusinessWeek
-Accredited Police Department
-Accredited Fire Department
-AAA Bond Rating
-Tree City USA 24 years
-Growth Award 13 years

Park District

-20 Parks (188.3 acres)
-63 acres of lakefront parks
-Swimming and Sailing Beaches
-Wilmette Golf Course
-Community Recreation Center (Center Fitness Club, North Shore Theater of Wilmette)
-Centennial Recreation Complex (indoor tennis, ice skating and outdoor pools)


Public School Districts:
-New Trier High School District #203
-Avoca School District #37
-Wilmette School District #39

Private Schools:
-St. Francis Xavier School
-St. Joseph’s Catholic School
-Loyola Academy
-Regina Dominican High School
-Baker Demonstration School

Historical Museum

Former Gross Point Village Hall, 609 Ridge Road


-I-94 Edens Expressway access
-Metra Union Pacific North Line
-CTA “L” Purple Line
-Pace Bus (213, 421, 422, 423)
-16 miles from downtown Chicago

Sales Tax Rate

State 6.25%
Cook County 0.75%
RTA 1.00%
Home Rule 1.00%
Total 9.00%


Electric Power Commonwealth Edison
Water Village of Wilmette Water Plant
Gas Provider Nicor
Cable Provider AT&T/Comcast
Waste Hauler Advanced Disposal


1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091
P. (847) 251-2700 F. (847) 853-7700
Village Hall Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
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