Harwood Heights, IL
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Harwood Heights is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,635 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Harwood Heights is the 244th largest community in Illinois.

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

Harwood Heights is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Harwood Heights is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Harwood Heights who work in office and administrative support (13.28%), sales jobs (13.13%), and maintenance occupations (8.62%).

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

One downside of living in Harwood Heights is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Harwood Heights, the average commute to work is 32.60 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small village, Harwood Heights has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Harwood Heights is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.33% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Harwood Heights in 2010 was $25,676, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,704 for a family of four. However, Harwood Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Harwood Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harwood Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Harwood Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.33% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harwood Heights include Italian, German, Irish, and Serbian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Harwood Heights's cultural character, accounting for 42.73% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Harwood Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

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