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 30,378 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 86.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gurnee is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gurnee who work in management occupations (13.90%), office and administrative support (11.93%), and sales jobs (10.33%).

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.

If knowledge is power, Gurnee is a pretty powerful place. 50.79% of the adults in Gurnee 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 Gurnee in 2018 was $44,174, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,696 for a family of four. However, Gurnee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 13.62% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gurnee include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Gurnee's cultural character, accounting for 15.66% of the village’s population.

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