Crestwood, IL
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Crestwood is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,984 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Crestwood is the 207th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Crestwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crestwood is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crestwood who work in office and administrative support (16.87%), sales jobs (11.76%), and teaching (8.39%).

Also of interest is that Crestwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Crestwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.27 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 Crestwood, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Crestwood is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Crestwood citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.61% of adults in Crestwood have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Crestwood in 2010 was $27,945, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,780 for a family of four. However, Crestwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Crestwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Crestwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Crestwood include German, Polish, Italian, and Lithuanian.

The most common language spoken in Crestwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.