Green Oaks, IL
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Living in Green Oaks


Green Oaks is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,862 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Green Oaks is the 377th largest community in Illinois.

Green Oaks home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Green Oaks real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Green Oaks is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Green Oaks is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Green Oaks who work in management occupations (19.69%), sales jobs (15.42%), and office and administrative support (9.74%).

Also of interest is that Green Oaks 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: 11.98% 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, Green Oaks is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Green Oaks 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, Green Oaks has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Green Oaks’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Even though Green Oaks is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Green Oaks is a pretty powerful place. 62.59% of the adults in Green Oaks 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 Green Oaks in 2010 was $67,052, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $268,208 for a family of four.

Green Oaks is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Green Oaks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Green Oaks residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Green Oaks include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Green Oaks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Korean.