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 (15.91%), sales jobs (11.92%), and management occupations (9.19%).

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.

In Harwood Heights, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Harwood Heights is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The population of Harwood Heights overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Harwood Heights, 23.93% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Harwood Heights in 2010 was $25,755, 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 $103,020 for a family of four. However, Harwood Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harwood Heights is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 13.54% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harwood Heights include Italian, German, Irish, and Greek.

In addition, Harwood Heights has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (44.46%).

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

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