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.

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 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 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.

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.