Bridgeview is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,407 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bridgeview is the 153rd largest community in Illinois.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Bridgeview is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.46% of the Bridgeview workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Bridgeview is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Bridgeview who work in office and administrative support (14.31%), sales jobs (8.64%), and management occupations (5.75%).
One downside of living in Bridgeview, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.98 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of adults in Bridgeview with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.42% of adults in Bridgeview have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bridgeview in 2010 was $21,144, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,576 for a family of four. However, Bridgeview contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bridgeview is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Bridgeview home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bridgeview residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Bridgeview also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.09% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bridgeview include Irish, German, Other Arab, and Italian.
Bridgeview also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.43%.
The most common language spoken in Bridgeview is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Polish.