Hickory Hills, IL
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Hickory Hills is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,122 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hickory Hills is the 174th largest community in Illinois.

Hickory Hills real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Hickory Hills house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Hickory Hills isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hickory Hills are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hickory Hills is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hickory Hills who work in office and administrative support (14.97%), sales jobs (14.31%), and management occupations (5.65%).

Also of interest is that Hickory Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Hickory Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.53 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 Hickory Hills is a smaller city, 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.

The percentage of people in Hickory Hills who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.11% of adults in Hickory Hills have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hickory Hills in 2010 was $25,554, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,216 for a family of four. However, Hickory Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Hickory Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hickory Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hickory Hills also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hickory Hills include Irish, German, Italian, and Lithuanian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hickory Hills's cultural character, accounting for 28.09% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Hickory Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.

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