Buffalo Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 42,794 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Buffalo Grove is the 35th 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 89.19% 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 (13.32%), computer science and math (12.54%), and sales jobs (11.45%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.26% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Buffalo Grove really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Buffalo Grove perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Buffalo Grove, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.71 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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. 66.32% 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 2018 was $53,787, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,148 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, Ukrainian, and Irish.
Buffalo Grove also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.89%.
The most common language spoken in Buffalo Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Langs. of India.