Glenview is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 47,308 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Glenview is the 31st largest community in Illinois.
Glenview home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Glenview real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Glenview is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glenview is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenview who work in management occupations (17.42%), sales jobs (14.23%), and business and financial occupations (10.37%).
Also of interest is that Glenview 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: 8.23% 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, Glenview 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.
Glenview 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, Glenview’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Glenview, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.38 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Glenview use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Glenview‘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, Glenview is a pretty powerful place. 65.47% of the adults in Glenview 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 Glenview in 2018 was $65,170, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $260,680 for a family of four.
Glenview is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Glenview home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glenview residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glenview include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
Glenview also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.17%.
The most common language spoken in Glenview is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.