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 89.60% 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 (14.59%), office and administrative support (12.30%), and sales jobs (11.86%).

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 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 31.34 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.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Grayslake is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Grayslake, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Grayslake ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Grayslake, 49.39% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Grayslake in 2010 was $36,977, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,908 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 10.73% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grayslake include German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

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