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 95.50% 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 (16.82%), sales jobs (15.14%), and teaching (10.20%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Deerfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.18% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Deerfield. 76.47% 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 $65,757, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $263,028 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.