Grayslake, IL
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Living in Grayslake


Grayslake is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 20,725 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 88.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Grayslake is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grayslake who work in management occupations (15.00%), sales jobs (13.83%), and office and administrative support (11.03%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Grayslake telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.71% 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.

Grayslake 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, Grayslake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Grayslake is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Grayslake, the average commute to work is 31.53 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.

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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Grayslake, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Grayslake is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.90% 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 Grayslake in 2018 was $41,590, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,360 for a family of four. However, Grayslake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 11.10% 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 Tagalog.