Bolingbrook, IL
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Living in Bolingbrook


Bolingbrook is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 75,201 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bolingbrook is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.48%), sales jobs (9.85%), and management occupations (8.72%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bolingbrook a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bolingbrook has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bolingbrook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 31.94 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Bolingbrook citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.14% of adults in Bolingbrook have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bolingbrook in 2010 was $30,898, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,592 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 25.91% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bolingbrook include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bolingbrook's cultural character, accounting for 23.86% of the village’s population.

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