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 90.86% 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 (14.66%), sales jobs (12.23%), and office and administrative support (11.14%).

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.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Buffalo Grove. 63.72% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Buffalo Grove in 2010 was $46,517, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,068 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, Polish, Irish, and Italian.

Buffalo Grove also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.51%.

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