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Welcome to Westville ...

The village of Westville is located in Vermilion County<1>.

The location of Westville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Westville: WEST-vil<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Westville has a population of 2,948 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Westville.

Westville is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Westville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Westville (for example, toward Perrysville (IN)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Westville is within the boundaries of the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Westville: 61883<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westville had an population of 2,948 people. This is a decrease of 7.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westville had a population of 3,202 people. This makes Westville the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Westville represents 0.02% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 416th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,202 people, the population of Westville has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,175 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Westville.

Communities Also Named Westville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Westville - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2) and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Westville.

Communities near Westville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Westville.

  • Danville [Vermilion County]
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    • Danville [Vermilion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Westville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,106 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<8>
  • Georgetown [Vermilion County]
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    • Georgetown [Vermilion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the south of Westville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<8>
  • Covington [Fountain County]
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    • Covington [Fountain County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Westville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<8>
  • Oakwood [Vermilion County]
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    • Oakwood [Vermilion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Westville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,460 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakwood<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chrisman [Edgar County]
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      • Chrisman [Edgar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Westville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chrisman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chrisman<8>
    • Homer [Champaign County]
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      • Homer [Champaign County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Westville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<8>
    • Cayuga [Vermillion County]
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      • Cayuga [Vermillion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Westville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayuga<8>
    • Ridge Farm [Vermilion County]
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      • Ridge Farm [Vermilion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Westville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 800 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridge Farm<8>
    • Ogden [Champaign County]
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      • Ogden [Champaign County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Westville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 787 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogden<8>
    • Potomac [Vermilion County]
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      • Potomac [Vermilion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Westville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 681 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potomac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potomac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potomac<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Westville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Westville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Westville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Westville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Westville. See our Newspapers Page for Westville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westville ...

Looking for more information about Westville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Westville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Westville.

Adding Westville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Westville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Westville was on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).

We also found Westville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Westville on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Westville

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About Vermilion County

About Illinois

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Westville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Vermilion County: www.co.vermilion.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Vermilion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Westville. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Westville.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Westville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0441, Longitude: -87.6389       In this case, the coordinates for Westville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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