Winnetka

Winnetka is beautiful inside and out – from its picturesque downtown and scenic beaches to homes designed by renowned masters of architecture.

Welcome to Winnetka

Winnetka is beautiful inside and out – from its picturesque downtown and scenic beaches to homes designed by renowned masters of architecture. It’s all right here in the Village of Winnetka, just 16 miles north of downtown Chicago.

Gorgeous neighborhoods surround the village’s downtown business district, putting residents in close proximity to a variety of boutique shops and eateries. Three Metra stations are also located throughout the community, providing convenient commuting options to downtown Chicago. With Winnetka’s beautiful beaches, golf courses, A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, Ice Arena, and numerous parks, you may never want to leave.

Winnetka’s housing choices range from multimillion-dollar lakefront mansions to in-town condominiums and townhomes. Victorians, Colonials, and Tudors are interspersed with contemporary and new-construction homes on graceful tree-lined streets. Neighborhoods feature homes by some of the most distinguished architects of their day including George Maher, Howard Van Doren Shaw, and David Adler.

​​​​​​​For all of its beauty, residents will tell you it’s what’s on the inside that counts. They love Winnetka’s close-knit feeling and sense of community, with neighbors coming together for block parties, parades, and fireworks.

Overview for Winnetka, IL

12,658 people live in Winnetka, where the median age is 42.6 and the average individual income is $143,109. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,658

Total Population

42.6 years

Median Age

High

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

$143,109

Average individual Income

Around Winnetka, IL

There's plenty to do around Winnetka, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

73
Very Walkable
Walking Score
58
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mizrahi Kosher Market, Ya Hala Middleeastern Grill, and Al Sham Sweets.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.9 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.55 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.46 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Winnetka, IL

Winnetka has 4,353 households, with an average household size of 2.91. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Winnetka do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,658 people call Winnetka home. The population density is 3,321.01 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,658

Total Population

High

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

42.6

Median Age

50.15 / 49.85%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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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
4,353

Total Households

2.91

Average Household Size

$143,109

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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

Schools in Winnetka, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Winnetka. 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
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
North Shore Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
New Trier Township H S Winnetka
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
5/5
Crow Island Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Greeley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Hubbard Woods Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
The School Of Saints Faith Hope & Charity
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Sacred Heart School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Carleton W Washburne School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5

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