Berwyn Illinois Overview and Crime Rate Statistics
The city of Berwyn is a part of Cook County in the state of Illinois, USA. It can be found located to the east of Riverside, south of Forest Park and west of the City of Chicago.
Berwyn is a suburban township which was formed after breaking off from the township of Cicero in 1908. It did so to prevent being annexed by Chicago only to be incorporated as a city seven years later. The early community was a largely residential one as the promotion of heavy industry was prohibited within its borders.
In the 1920s, Berwyn was recognized as Chicago's fastest growing suburb as the population boomed during these years. In 1930, the city's population was recorded to include 47,027 people. This number grew to 54,224 in 1960, then fell to 45,426 in 1990, then steadily increased to 54,016 as recorded during the year 2000.
Berwyn Illinois Population
The United States Census Bureau has noted in its records that there were about 56,657 people living in the city of Berwyn in 2010. The latest estimates state that the population is approximately 55,550, which is a 1.9 percent decrease over the past seven years. There are more women than men in Berwyn with 51.2 percent of the population comprising of females. Children below the age of 18 make up 25.3 percent of the population of Berwyn while about 10.6 percent of the people here are senior citizens above the age of 65.
The racial-ethnic demographic indicates that about 26.2 percent of the population identifies as white alone while 63.7 percent of the people identify as Hispanic or Latino. Meanwhile, an approximate of 6.1 percent of the population in Berwyn identify as African American, 0.3 as American Indian or Alaska Natives, 3.2 percent identify themselves to be Asian and 2.6 percent are persons of mixed races. Further, there are about 1,749 veterans in the city of Berwyn, and 27.1 percent of the people in Berwyn are foreign-born.
There are a total of 18,104 households in the town as recorded during the period from 2012 to 2016. Each household has an average of 3.11 members. About 59.6 percent of the people of Berwyn speak a language other than English at home.
Among the residents older than 25 years, about 79.6 percent are high school graduates or have pursued further studies. Among them, 22.1 percent have attained bachelors' degrees or have sought higher education.
About 67.9 percent of the overall population above the age of 16 are in the civilian labor force. The median household income in the region is $ 59,801, and the per capita income of Berwyn city is $ 23,493. About 12.8 percent of the population is earning below the levels of poverty.
Berwyn Illinois Crime
According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the city of Berwyn noted a total of 2,813 criminal incidences in 2016. Among them, there were 170 cases of violent crime, two cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 15 cases of rape, 73 cases of robbery and 80 cases of aggravated assault. There were also 1,235 cases of property crime in Berwyn along with 273 cases of burglary, 889 cases of larceny-theft, 73 cases of motor vehicle theft and three cases of arson.
In 2012, there were a total of 3,098 criminal incidences reported in Berwyn. Among them were 113 cases of violent crime, one case of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 20 cases of rape, 44 cases of robbery, 48 cases of aggravated assault, 1,431 cases of property crime, 435 cases of burglary, 892 cases of larceny-theft, 104 cases of motor vehicle theft and 10 cases of arson.
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