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 8,552 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 90.36% 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 (21.73%), sales jobs (13.62%), and office and administrative support (11.68%).

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: 9.42% 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 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.

In Hawthorn Woods, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.22 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 Hawthorn Woods is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hawthorn Woods. 67.25% 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 2010 was $67,927, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $271,708 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, Italian, Polish, English, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hawthorn Woods's cultural character, accounting for 18.30% 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.


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