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.
Because of many things, Glenview is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Glenview really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Glenview perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Glenview, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.38 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.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Glenview. 65.47% 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 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Glenview's cultural character, accounting for 21.17% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Glenview is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.