Bensenville, IL
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Bensenville is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,440 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bensenville is the 137th largest community in Illinois.

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

When you are in Bensenville, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.34% of Bensenville’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Bensenville is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bensenville who work in office and administrative support (15.97%), sales jobs (8.40%), and management occupations (7.37%).

Even though Bensenville is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Bensenville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.46% of adults 25 and older in Bensenville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bensenville in 2010 was $24,084, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,336 for a family of four. However, Bensenville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bensenville is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Bensenville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bensenville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Bensenville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 49.09% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bensenville include German, Irish, Italian, and English.

Bensenville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.28%.

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