Hawthorn Woods, IL
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Hawthorn Woods is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,666 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 87.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hawthorn Woods is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hawthorn Woods who work in management occupations (21.15%), sales jobs (11.75%), and business and financial occupations (8.73%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.65% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hawthorn Woods really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hawthorn Woods perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Hawthorn Woods, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.12 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hawthorn Woods, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hawthorn Woods is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.84% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hawthorn Woods in 2018 was $64,754, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $259,016 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, Polish, Italian, Irish, and English.

In addition, Hawthorn Woods has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.61%).

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


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