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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.76% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Deerfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Deerfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Deerfield. 77.49% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.