Algonquin, IL

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Living in Algonquin

Algonquin is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 31,017 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Algonquin is the 66th largest community in Illinois.

Algonquin real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Algonquin house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Algonquin is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Algonquin is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Algonquin who work in management occupations (17.90%), office and administrative support (15.89%), and sales jobs (12.33%).

Also of interest is that Algonquin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Algonquin 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, Algonquin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Algonquin 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.

In Algonquin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.01 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Algonquin ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Algonquin, 43.86% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Algonquin in 2010 was $40,155, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,620 for a family of four.

Algonquin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Algonquin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Algonquin residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Algonquin include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Algonquin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.