Algonquin, IL
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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.

Algonquin is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Algonquin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Algonquin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Algonquin, the average commute to work is 35.01 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Algonquin is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.86% of adults in Algonquin have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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.