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 3,868 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.98% 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.

In Green Oaks, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Green Oaks is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Green Oaks, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Green Oaks is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.59% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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.