Hinsdale is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,395 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.
Hinsdale is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.77% 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 (20.99%), sales jobs (16.12%), and business and financial occupations (11.18%).
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: 18.36% 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.
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 34.73 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.
Despite being a small village, Hinsdale has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other 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 81.36% 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 2018 was $106,061, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $424,244 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.
In addition, Hinsdale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.01%).
The most common language spoken in Hinsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.