Buffalo Grove, IL
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Buffalo Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 41,503 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 91.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Buffalo Grove is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buffalo Grove who work in management occupations (15.57%), sales jobs (12.51%), and office and administrative support (12.27%).

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Buffalo Grove use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Buffalo Grove‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Buffalo Grove is a pretty powerful place. 64.31% 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 $46,983, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,932 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 Russian, Polish, Irish, and Italian.

Buffalo Grove also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.56%.

The most common language spoken in Buffalo Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Chinese.