Clarendon Hills is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,571 people and just one neighborhood, Clarendon Hills is the 248th largest community in Illinois.
Clarendon Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Clarendon Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Clarendon Hills is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clarendon Hills is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarendon Hills who work in management occupations (20.94%), sales jobs (10.31%), and healthcare (8.87%).
Also of interest is that Clarendon Hills 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: 25.03% 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, Clarendon Hills is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Clarendon Hills 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, Clarendon Hills has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Clarendon Hills’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Clarendon Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.80 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.
In Clarendon Hills, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Clarendon Hills is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Clarendon Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Clarendon Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 75.89% 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 Clarendon Hills in 2018 was $68,420, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $273,680 for a family of four. However, Clarendon Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Clarendon Hills is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Clarendon Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarendon Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Clarendon Hills include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Clarendon Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Clarendon Hills, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
A majority of the adults in the neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Illinois by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in Illinois. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children, urban sophisticates and college students.
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 83.0% of the adults living in the neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
Finally, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 4.4% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
The neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 73.9% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.
In the neighborhood, 17.8% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the neighborhood, analysis shows that 24.5% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.
One way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Irish and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 3.9% have Eastern European ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Clarendon Hills are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 58.7% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 73.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (5.1%), and 4.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.3% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Clarendon Hills, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (30.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (25.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (10.8%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (9.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (9.7%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (52.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (17.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.