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.

One downside of living in Grayslake, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.54 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

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 50.54% 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 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.