Wilmette

Welcome to Wilmette

The Village of Wilmette (pop. 27,100), which is located approximately 15 miles north of downtown Chicago, has the only harbor on the North Shore. The Village extends about five miles west from Lake Michigan. Residents take enormous pride in their schools and cultural and recreational activities for their children. In 2007, Business Week ranked Wilmette as the seventh best place in the United States to raise children. Wilmette has a well-developed urban forest and attained “Tree City” status in 1983. Village parkways boast more than 18,000 trees comprising 150+ species.

Quick Facts

Population

27,418

Female

14,018

Male

13,349

  • White
    22,730
    82.9%
  • Hispanic
    987
    3.6%
  • Asian alone
    3,701
    13.5%
  • Black
    247
    0.9%
Median Home Price

$ 679,205

Average Income

$138,651

Median resident age

44 years

Wilmette Schools

School Grades School Level State Ranking/# of Schools Student/Teacher Ratio
Arlyn Day School 5-12 Private –: –/– 3.1
Baker Demonstration School PK-8 Private –: –/– 8.3
Central Elementary School K-4 Elementary 2017: 146/2064 15.5
Harper Elementary School K-4 Elementary 2017: 232/2064 15.8
Highcrest Middle School 5-6 Middle –: –/– 13.4
Marie Murphy School 6-8 Middle 2017: 16/1304 9.8
McKenzie Elementary School K-4 Elementary 2017: 167/2064 15.1
Regina Dominican High School 9-12 Private –: –/– 9.6
Romona Elementary School PK-4 Elementary 2017: 33/2064 14.4
Ronald Knox Montessori School Private –: –/– 11.7
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