About Wilmette, Illinois

Coordinates: 42°04?38?N 87°43?25?W? / ?42.07722°N 87.72361°W? / 42.07722; -87.7236142°04?38?N 87°43?25?W? / ?42.07722°N 87.72361°W? / 42.07722; -87.723615.4 sq mi (14 km2) - land 5.4 sq mi (14 km2) - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2)5,135.8 / sq mi (1,983 / km2)Website: is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is located 14 miles (23 km) north of Chicago's downtown district (or 4 mi/6 km from Chicago's northern border) and has a population of 27,651. Wilmette is considered a bedroom community in the North Shore district. In 2007, Wilmette was ranked as the seventh best place to raise children in the U.S., according to Business Week.

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