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.

A relatively large number of people in Hawthorn Woods telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.55% 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.

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 37.16 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.

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. 66.42% 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 $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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hawthorn Woods's cultural character, accounting for 17.37% 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 Slavic languages.


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