Darien, IL

Darien profile

Living in Darien

Darien is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 21,628 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Darien is the 110th largest community in Illinois.

Darien real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Darien house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Darien is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Darien is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Darien who work in sales jobs (13.36%), office and administrative support (13.24%), and management occupations (12.93%).

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

Because of many things, Darien 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, Darien really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Darien 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.

In Darien, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.01 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Darien use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Darien‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Darien, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Darien is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.89% 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 Darien in 2018 was $50,400, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,600 for a family of four.

Darien is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Darien home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Darien residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Darien include German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

Darien also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.90%.

The most common language spoken in Darien is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.