Bolingbrook, IL
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Bolingbrook is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 74,306 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Bolingbrook is the 17th largest community in Illinois.

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

Bolingbrook is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bolingbrook is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bolingbrook who work in office and administrative support (14.58%), sales jobs (10.93%), and management occupations (10.04%).

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

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

One downside of living in Bolingbrook is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bolingbrook, the average commute to work is 32.65 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Bolingbrook are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.52% of adults in Bolingbrook have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bolingbrook in 2010 was $28,049, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,196 for a family of four. However, Bolingbrook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bolingbrook is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Bolingbrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bolingbrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bolingbrook also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.71% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bolingbrook include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

In addition, Bolingbrook has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.43%).

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