Buffalo Grove, IL
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Living in Buffalo Grove


Buffalo Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 40,494 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Buffalo Grove is the 37th largest community in Illinois.

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

Buffalo Grove is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.03% 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 (15.44%), sales jobs (11.45%), and computer science and math (11.44%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Buffalo Grove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.27% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

In Buffalo Grove, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Buffalo Grove, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Buffalo Grove is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.10% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Buffalo Grove in 2018 was $53,325, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,300 for a family of four.

Buffalo Grove is an extremely 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 Ukrainian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Buffalo Grove's cultural character, accounting for 32.87% 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.