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.

Unlike some villages, Bolingbrook isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bolingbrook are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (13.51%), sales jobs (10.75%), and management occupations (8.96%).

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.

Bolingbrook 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, Bolingbrook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Bolingbrook, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.19 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of Bolingbrook is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.45% of adults in Bolingbrook have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bolingbrook in 2010 was $27,919, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,676 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 24.35% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bolingbrook include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

Bolingbrook also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.94%.

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