Located in Cook County, Illinois, and co-existent with Berwyn Township, Berwyn was formed in 1908 after breaking off from Cicero Township. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 56,657. Berwyn has a growing arts community with a professional equity theater, an Arts Council, and top notch music and entertainment venues. The area has become a haven for artists who enjoy a vibrant and affordable alternative to Chicago. The community is very diverse community, with many larger homes on its south side and many smaller, bungalow-type homes on the north side.