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.

Crestwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.66%), teaching (9.40%), and sales jobs (7.90%).

One downside of living in Crestwood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Crestwood, the average commute to work is 31.97 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small village, Crestwood has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Crestwood are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.76% of adults in Crestwood having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Crestwood in 2010 was $27,662, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,648 for a family of four. However, Crestwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Crestwood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 Irish, Polish, Italian, and Dutch.

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