Gurnee, IL
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Gurnee is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 31,056 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Gurnee is the 62nd largest community in Illinois.

Gurnee real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Gurnee house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Gurnee is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gurnee is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gurnee who work in sales jobs (13.43%), office and administrative support (13.36%), and management occupations (12.27%).

Also of interest is that Gurnee has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Gurnee ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Gurnee, 47.39% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Gurnee in 2010 was $37,710, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,840 for a family of four. However, Gurnee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gurnee is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Gurnee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gurnee residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Gurnee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.14% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gurnee include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Gurnee's cultural character, accounting for 15.06% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Gurnee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.