Glencoe, IL
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Glencoe is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,869 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glencoe is the 242nd largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Glencoe was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

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

Glencoe is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glencoe is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glencoe who work in management occupations (20.69%), sales jobs (15.55%), and legal occupations (13.91%).

Of important note, Glencoe is also a village of artists. Glencoe has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Glencoe’s character.

Also of interest is that Glencoe 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 Glencoe telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.07% 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, Glencoe is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Glencoe is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Glencoe 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, Glencoe has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Glencoe’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Glencoe, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.04 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.

In Glencoe, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Glencoe is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Glencoe, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Glencoe is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 86.40% 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 Glencoe in 2010 was $130,020, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $520,080 for a family of four.

The people who call Glencoe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glencoe residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glencoe include German, Irish, Polish, Russian, and English.

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