Green Oaks, IL
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Green Oaks is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,837 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 90.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Green Oaks is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Green Oaks who work in management occupations (19.05%), sales jobs (12.34%), and office and administrative support (10.15%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.40% 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, Green Oaks 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, Green Oaks really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Green Oaks 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.

Despite being a small village, Green Oaks has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Green Oaks is a pretty powerful place. 65.09% 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 $62,107, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $248,428 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 Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

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