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 89.79% 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 (14.51%), sales jobs (13.15%), and office and administrative support (13.15%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Elmhurst 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Elmhurst has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Elmhurst’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 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 57.70% 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 $45,515, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,060 for a family of four.

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.