Buffalo Grove, IL
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Buffalo Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 41,226 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 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 30.38 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.

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 65.76% 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 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.

In addition, Buffalo Grove has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.97%).

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