Grayslake, IL
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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 90.73% 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 (13.76%), office and administrative support (13.51%), and sales jobs (12.27%).

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.

In Grayslake, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Grayslake use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Grayslake‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Grayslake is a pretty powerful place. 50.93% 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 $36,535, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,140 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 12.02% of the village’s residents. 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 Korean.