Hinsdale is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,235 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hinsdale is the 147th 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.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 24.73% 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, Hinsdale 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.
Because of many things, Hinsdale 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, Hinsdale really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hinsdale 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.
In Hinsdale, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.94 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.
In Hinsdale, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Hinsdale is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Hinsdale is a pretty powerful place. 80.53% of the adults in Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale in 2018 was $114,121, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $456,484 for a family of four.
Hinsdale is a very 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 Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hinsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.