Elmhurst is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 46,387 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 90.28% 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 (17.19%), sales jobs (12.37%), and office and administrative support (12.24%).
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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Elmhurst is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Elmhurst area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Elmhurst. 58.05% 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 2010 was $49,129, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $196,516 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 Polish.