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Hawthorn Woods, IL
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Living in Hawthorn Woods



Hawthorn Woods is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,306 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hawthorn Woods is the 241st 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Hawthorn Woods telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.43% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Hawthorn Woods is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

In Hawthorn Woods, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.01 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.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hawthorn Woods. 74.80% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hawthorn Woods in 2018 was $71,575, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $286,300 for a family of four.

Hawthorn Woods is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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, Irish, Polish, Italian, and Swedish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hawthorn Woods's cultural character, accounting for 18.61% of the village’s population.

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