Glenview, IL
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Glenview is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 47,446 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 91.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glenview is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenview who work in management occupations (16.48%), sales jobs (14.42%), and office and administrative support (11.49%).

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.

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.43% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Glenview, the average commute to work is 30.82 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Glenview is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Glenview area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Glenview. 62.23% 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 2010 was $52,167, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,668 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 Irish, Polish, Italian, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Glenview's cultural character, accounting for 22.10% of the village’s population.

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