Carol Stream is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 39,333 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Carol Stream is the 42nd largest community in Illinois.
Carol Stream real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Carol Stream house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Carol Stream 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: 9.43% 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.
The citizens of Carol Stream are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.73% of adults in Carol Stream have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Carol Stream in 2018 was $39,693, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,772 for a family of four. However, Carol Stream contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Carol Stream is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Carol Stream home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carol Stream residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Carol Stream also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.35% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carol Stream include German, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Carol Stream's cultural character, accounting for 26.63% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Carol Stream is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.