Grayslake is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 20,915 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 89.56% 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 (13.75%), sales jobs (12.45%), and office and administrative support (12.37%).
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.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.42 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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Grayslake is a pretty powerful place. 50.79% of the adults in Grayslake have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Grayslake in 2010 was $37,465, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,860 for a family of four.
Grayslake is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Grayslake include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Grayslake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.