Frankfort, IL

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Living in Frankfort

Frankfort is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,373 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Frankfort is the 143rd largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Frankfort was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Frankfort economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Frankfort, where the median household income is $139,145.00.

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 85.90% 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 (13.60%), sales jobs (12.61%), and office and administrative support (10.49%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.63% 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.

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.

In Frankfort, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.56 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.

Even though Frankfort is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Frankfort, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Frankfort is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 58.58% 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 Frankfort in 2018 was $52,438, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,752 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 German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Frankfort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.