Glenwood, IL
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Glenwood is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,996 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glenwood is the 238th largest community in Illinois.

Glenwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Glenwood is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenwood who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), sales jobs (10.25%), and management occupations (9.69%).

In Glenwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.85 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.

Even though Glenwood is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, Glenwood is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.43% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glenwood in 2010 was $24,666, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,664 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 Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

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