Buffalo Grove, IL
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Buffalo Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 40,853 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Buffalo Grove is the 37th largest community in Illinois.

Buffalo Grove home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Buffalo Grove real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Buffalo Grove is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Buffalo Grove is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buffalo Grove who work in management occupations (15.90%), sales jobs (12.08%), and office and administrative support (11.48%).

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

Because of many things, Buffalo Grove is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Buffalo Grove 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, Buffalo Grove has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Buffalo Grove’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Buffalo Grove is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Buffalo Grove, the average commute to work is 30.38 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Buffalo Grove is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Buffalo Grove area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Buffalo Grove is a pretty powerful place. 65.76% of the adults in Buffalo Grove have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Buffalo Grove in 2010 was $49,967, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,868 for a family of four.

Buffalo Grove is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Buffalo Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buffalo Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Buffalo Grove include German, Russian, Polish, Irish, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Buffalo Grove's cultural character, accounting for 31.97% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Buffalo Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Langs. of India.