Deerfield, IL
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Deerfield is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,019 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 95.21% 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 (16.31%), sales jobs (15.97%), and business and financial occupations (10.38%).

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: 10.85% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Deerfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Deerfield 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, Deerfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Deerfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Deerfield, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Deerfield is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Deerfield is a pretty powerful place. 75.22% of the adults in Deerfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Deerfield in 2010 was $63,190, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,760 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, Polish, Irish, and English.

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