Hawthorn Woods, IL
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Hawthorn Woods is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,412 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hawthorn Woods is the 261st largest community in Illinois.

Hawthorn Woods home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Hawthorn Woods real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hawthorn Woods is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hawthorn Woods is a village of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hawthorn Woods who work in management occupations (26.56%), sales jobs (16.14%), and office and administrative support (12.66%).

Also of interest is that Hawthorn Woods 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: 9.55% 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.

Because of many things, Hawthorn Woods is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hawthorn Woods a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hawthorn Woods has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hawthorn Woods’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Hawthorn Woods is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hawthorn Woods, the average commute to work is 37.16 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.

In Hawthorn Woods, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Hawthorn Woods is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Hawthorn Woods is a pretty powerful place. 66.42% of the adults in Hawthorn Woods 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 Hawthorn Woods in 2010 was $69,211, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $276,844 for a family of four.

The people who call Hawthorn Woods home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hawthorn Woods residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hawthorn Woods include German, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

In addition, Hawthorn Woods has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.37%).

The most common language spoken in Hawthorn Woods is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Slavic languages.


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