Deerfield, IL
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Deerfield is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,946 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.

A relatively large number of people in Deerfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.76% 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.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Despite being a small village, Deerfield has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Deerfield is a pretty powerful place. 77.49% 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 $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.