Hawthorn Woods, IL
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Hawthorn Woods is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,961 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 95.39% 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 (27.41%), sales jobs (13.82%), and business and financial occupations (11.85%).

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: 7.45% 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.

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 33.73 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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 63.79% 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 2010 was $66,662, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,648 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 Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

In addition, Hawthorn Woods has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.27%).

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

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