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 88.44% 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 (16.25%), office and administrative support (13.49%), and sales jobs (13.30%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.25% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Grayslake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Grayslake perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Grayslake, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.53 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Grayslake. 54.69% 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 $42,963, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,852 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 12.42% 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.