Elmhurst, IL
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Elmhurst is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 46,662 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 90.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elmhurst is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmhurst who work in management occupations (18.22%), sales jobs (12.53%), and office and administrative support (11.97%).

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.

Elmhurst 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 city’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, Elmhurst’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Elmhurst, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.30 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 58.71% 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 $51,851, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,404 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 German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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