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 92.33% 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 (19.36%), sales jobs (12.53%), and office and administrative support (9.85%).

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: 12.98% 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.

Green Oaks is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 taxis 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. 68.69% 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 $66,063, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,252 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 Spanish and Korean.