Glenview, IL
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Living in Glenview


Glenview is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 47,258 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 91.74% 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 (16.80%), sales jobs (14.27%), and business and financial occupations (10.43%).

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: 8.89% 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". 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, Glenview is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Glenview 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, Glenview has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Glenview’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Glenview is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Glenview, the average commute to work is 30.71 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Glenview, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Glenview is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.49% 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 Glenview in 2018 was $61,644, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $246,576 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.

In addition, Glenview has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.58%).

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