Most Expensive Highland Park Neighborhoods
Highland Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 29,871 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Highland Park is the 69th largest community in Illinois.
Highland Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Highland Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Highland Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Highland Park is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Park who work in management occupations (18.28%), sales jobs (13.33%) and office and administrative support (9.18%).
Of important note, Highland Park is also a city of artists. Highland Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Highland Park’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.99% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In addition, Highland Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Highland Park 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 city’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, Highland Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Highland Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Highland Park‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Highland Park is a pretty powerful place. 69.47% of the adults in Highland Park have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Highland Park in 2010 was $68,688, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $274,752 for a family of four.
The people who call Highland Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highland Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Highland Park include Russian, German, Polish, Irish, Italian and English.
The most common language spoken in Highland Park is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|HIGHLAND PARK INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||11,549|
|HIGHLAND PARK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||81.00%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||19.00%|
|TYPE OF HIGHLAND PARK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||74.23%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.11%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||3.89%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||15.70%|
|SIZE OF HIGHLAND PARK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||12.95%|
|AGE OF HIGHLAND PARK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||11.49%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||27.58%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||41.89%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||19.05%|
|HIGHLAND PARK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$540,759|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,740|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||1.19%|
|$53,001 - $106,000||0.68%|
|$106,001 - $212,000||5.22%|
|$212,001 - $317,000||9.20%|
|$317,001 - $423,000||15.11%|
|$423,001 - $529,000||17.42%|
|$529,001 - $794,000||25.91%|
|$794,001 - $1,058,000||12.13%|
|PEOPLE OF HIGHLAND PARK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.51%|
|5 TO 17||19.74%|
|18 TO 24||5.85%|
|25 TO 34||6.51%|
|35 TO 54||26.77%|
|55 TO 64||14.97%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||20.67%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.19%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$115,382|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$68,688|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||6.66%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (20.01%)
Real estate (2.97%)
Public Service (2.31%)
Information Technology (2.14%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.37%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.59%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.61%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||7.20%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Russian (17.04%)
Eastern European (3.62%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (84.11%)
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