Grayslake, IL
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Grayslake is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 20,957 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Grayslake is the 119th largest community in Illinois.

Grayslake real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Grayslake house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Grayslake is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Grayslake is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grayslake who work in management occupations (14.74%), sales jobs (14.66%), and office and administrative support (12.88%).

Also of interest is that Grayslake 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: 8.32% 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.

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

In Grayslake, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.54 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Grayslake use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Grayslake‘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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Grayslake. 50.54% 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 Grayslake in 2010 was $39,367, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,468 for a family of four.

Grayslake is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Grayslake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grayslake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Grayslake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.34% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grayslake include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Grayslake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.