Glen Ellyn is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 28,533 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Glen Ellyn is the 72nd 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.
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 19.70% 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.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.81 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.
If knowledge is power, Glen Ellyn is a pretty powerful place. 68.41% 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 $69,566, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $278,264 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.