Gurnee, IL
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Living in Gurnee


Gurnee is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 30,706 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Gurnee is the 64th 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 87.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gurnee is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gurnee who work in management occupations (14.96%), sales jobs (11.86%), and office and administrative support (8.84%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.38% 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Gurnee, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Gurnee is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.44% 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 Gurnee in 2018 was $47,800, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,200 for a family of four.

Gurnee is an extremely 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 13.94% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gurnee include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

Gurnee also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.44%.

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