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 27,928 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.

A relatively large number of people in Glen Ellyn telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Glen Ellyn is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Glen Ellyn 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, Glen Ellyn has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Glen Ellyn’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Glen Ellyn, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.19 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Glen Ellyn is somewhat unusual for a village 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn. 67.32% 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 Glen Ellyn in 2010 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.