Glenwood, IL

Glenwood profile

Living in Glenwood

Glenwood is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,715 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glenwood is the 238th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glenwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glenwood is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenwood who work in office and administrative support (14.25%), management occupations (9.24%), and sales jobs (7.49%).

Also of interest is that Glenwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Glenwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.29 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.

Despite being a small village, Glenwood has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Glenwood is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.83% of adults in Glenwood have a college degree.

The per capita income in Glenwood in 2018 was $25,725, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,900 for a family of four. However, Glenwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glenwood is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Glenwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glenwood residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Glenwood include German, Irish, Polish, Dutch, and African.

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