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 91.74% 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.
A relatively large number of people in Glenview telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.89% 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, Glenview is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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.
One downside of living in Glenview, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.71 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.
For the size of the village, public transportation in Glenview is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Glenview, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
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.
Glenview also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.58%.
The most common language spoken in Glenview is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.