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 95.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hinsdale is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hinsdale who work in management occupations (22.27%), sales jobs (16.14%), and business and financial occupations (12.43%).
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 8.37% 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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.
One downside of living in Hinsdale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.73 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.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hinsdale. 79.53% 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 Hinsdale in 2010 was $79,370, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $317,480 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hinsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.