Elmhurst, IL
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Elmhurst is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 45,957 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Elmhurst is the 33rd largest community in Illinois.

Elmhurst home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Elmhurst real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Elmhurst is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elmhurst is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmhurst who work in management occupations (16.11%), sales jobs (12.60%), and office and administrative support (12.13%).

Also of interest is that Elmhurst has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Elmhurst 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, Elmhurst really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Elmhurst 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Elmhurst use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Elmhurst‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Elmhurst, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Elmhurst is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.92% 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 Elmhurst in 2010 was $47,877, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,508 for a family of four.

Elmhurst is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elmhurst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elmhurst residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elmhurst include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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