Most Expensive Wilmette Neighborhoods
|1||Sheridan Rd / Lake Ave|
|2||Illinois Rd / Iroquoi...|
|3||Central Ave / 9th St|
|4||Green Bay Rd / Lake Ave|
|6||Lake Ave / Hibbard Rd|
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Popular real estate near Wilmette, IL
Wilmette is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 27,206 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Wilmette is the 79th largest community in Illinois.
Wilmette home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Wilmette real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Wilmette is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wilmette is a village of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilmette who work in management occupations (17.95%), sales jobs (11.97%) and business and financial occupations (10.04%).
Of important note, Wilmette is also a village of artists. Wilmette has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wilmette’s character.
Also of interest is that Wilmette has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Wilmette telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.50% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Wilmette is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Wilmette is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wilmette a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wilmette has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wilmette’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Wilmette, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.47 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Wilmette 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 Wilmette area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Wilmette is a pretty powerful place. 77.41% of the adults in Wilmette have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Wilmette in 2010 was $69,363, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $277,452 for a family of four.
Wilmette is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Wilmette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilmette residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wilmette include Irish, German, English, Russian, Polish and Italian.
The languages spoken by people in Wilmette 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 Wilmette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Korean and Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||9,742|
|WILMETTE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||86.58%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||13.42%|
|TYPE OF WILMETTE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||75.87%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.34%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.37%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||16.41%|
|SIZE OF WILMETTE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||15.06%|
|AGE OF WILMETTE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||4.75%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||13.40%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||49.74%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||32.12%|
|WILMETTE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$556,854|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,226|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $43,000||0.80%|
|$43,001 - $87,000||0.98%|
|$87,001 - $173,000||3.11%|
|$173,001 - $260,000||6.35%|
|$260,001 - $346,000||9.20%|
|$346,001 - $433,000||11.63%|
|$433,001 - $650,000||27.08%|
|$650,001 - $866,000||18.75%|
|PEOPLE OF WILMETTE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.39%|
|5 TO 17||23.99%|
|18 TO 24||4.67%|
|25 TO 34||4.08%|
|35 TO 54||30.31%|
|55 TO 64||14.76%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.81%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.24%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$128,028|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$69,363|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.70%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (19.38%)
Information Technology (4.85%)
Real estate (4.01%)
Public Service (2.90%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.79%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.06%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.03%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.78%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.11%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.33%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (14.63%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (81.78%)
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