Deerfield, IL
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Deerfield is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,779 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Deerfield is the 141st largest community in Illinois.

Deerfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Deerfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Deerfield is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Deerfield is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Deerfield who work in management occupations (18.75%), sales jobs (14.03%), and office and administrative support (10.35%).

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

Of important note, Deerfield is also a village of artists. Deerfield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Deerfield’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.76% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In addition, Deerfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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

Even though Deerfield is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Deerfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Deerfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 77.49% 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 Deerfield in 2010 was $72,334, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $289,336 for a family of four.

The people who call Deerfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Deerfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Deerfield include Russian, German, Polish, Irish, and English.

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