Hinsdale, IL
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Hinsdale is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,631 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hinsdale is the 149th largest community in Illinois.

Hinsdale home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Hinsdale real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hinsdale is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hinsdale is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hinsdale who work in management occupations (20.88%), sales jobs (17.31%), and business and financial occupations (10.91%).

Also of interest is that Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.89% 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.

In addition, Hinsdale is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Hinsdale 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, Hinsdale’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Hinsdale, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.81 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 Hinsdale 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hinsdale, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hinsdale is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 79.03% 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 Hinsdale in 2010 was $85,320, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $341,280 for a family of four.

Hinsdale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Hinsdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hinsdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hinsdale include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Hinsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.