Grayslake is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 21,248 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Grayslake is the 117th 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 89.46% 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 (16.29%), sales jobs (13.63%), and office and administrative support (13.08%).
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: 12.03% 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.
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 30.48 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, Grayslake 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 Grayslake 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 Grayslake. 55.53% 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 2018 was $46,346, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,384 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 Black or African-American. Grayslake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.77% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grayslake include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Grayslake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.