Elmhurst, IL
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Living in Elmhurst


Elmhurst is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 46,558 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 89.20% 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 (18.41%), sales jobs (12.99%), and office and administrative support (10.75%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.25% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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 30.82 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Elmhurst is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Elmhurst, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Elmhurst. 60.16% 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 Elmhurst in 2018 was $55,327, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,308 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.