Glen Ellyn, IL
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Living in Glen Ellyn


Glen Ellyn is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 27,714 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Glen Ellyn is the 78th largest community in Illinois.

Glen Ellyn home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Glen Ellyn real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Glen Ellyn is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glen Ellyn is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Ellyn who work in sales jobs (17.43%), management occupations (15.76%), and office and administrative support (12.48%).

Also of interest is that Glen Ellyn 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: 8.70% 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.

In addition, Glen Ellyn is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Glen Ellyn 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 village’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, Glen Ellyn’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Glen Ellyn is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Glen Ellyn, the average commute to work is 31.19 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Glen Ellyn use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Glen Ellyn‘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.

If knowledge is power, Glen Ellyn is a pretty powerful place. 67.32% of the adults in Glen Ellyn have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Glen Ellyn in 2018 was $59,178, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $236,712 for a family of four.

Glen Ellyn is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Glen Ellyn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Ellyn residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glen Ellyn include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Glen Ellyn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.