Frankfort is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 20,492 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Frankfort is the 121st largest community in Illinois. Frankfort has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Frankfort, where the median household income is $140,731.00.
Frankfort real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Frankfort house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Frankfort is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Frankfort is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Frankfort who work in management occupations (12.82%), healthcare (11.65%), and sales jobs (11.19%).
Also of interest is that Frankfort has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.31% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Frankfort is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Frankfort 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Frankfort has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Frankfort’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Frankfort, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.43 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Frankfort use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Frankfort‘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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Frankfort. 56.77% 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 Frankfort in 2018 was $51,278, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,112 for a family of four.
Frankfort is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Frankfort home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Frankfort residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Frankfort include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Frankfort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.