Most Expensive Northbrook Neighborhoods
Northbrook is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 33,655 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Northbrook is the 55th largest community in Illinois.
Northbrook home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Northbrook real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Northbrook is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northbrook is a village of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northbrook who work in management occupations (16.40%), sales jobs (14.62%) and business and financial occupations (10.70%).
Also of interest is that Northbrook has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.49% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Northbrook is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Northbrook is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Northbrook really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Northbrook perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Northbrook is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Northbrook area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Northbrook. 68.86% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Northbrook in 2010 was $58,154, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $232,616 for a family of four.
Northbrook is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Northbrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northbrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Northbrook include German, Irish, Russian, Polish, Italian and English.
Northbrook also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.08%.
The languages spoken by people in Northbrook are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Northbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean, Russian, Chinese and Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||12,287|
|NORTHBROOK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||85.88%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||14.12%|
|TYPE OF NORTHBROOK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||71.67%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||11.83%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||1.85%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||14.65%|
|SIZE OF NORTHBROOK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||12.68%|
|AGE OF NORTHBROOK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||9.42%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||44.39%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||42.22%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||3.98%|
|NORTHBROOK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$508,616|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,560|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||2.29%|
|$50,001 - $99,000||1.06%|
|$99,001 - $199,000||6.47%|
|$199,001 - $298,000||11.00%|
|$298,001 - $398,000||12.27%|
|$398,001 - $497,000||13.50%|
|$497,001 - $746,000||38.33%|
|$746,001 - $994,000||10.01%|
|PEOPLE OF NORTHBROOK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.55%|
|5 TO 17||19.55%|
|18 TO 24||5.00%|
|25 TO 34||4.99%|
|35 TO 54||28.12%|
|55 TO 64||14.27%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||23.51%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.92%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$115,085|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$58,154|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.70%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (15.00%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.90%)
Real estate (4.07%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.69%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.68%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.04%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.70%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (17.12%)
Eastern European (2.25%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (75.14%)
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