Homer Glen, IL
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Homer Glen is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,395 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Homer Glen is the 99th largest community in Illinois.

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

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Homer Glen is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Homer Glen is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Homer Glen who work in office and administrative support (17.76%), management occupations (14.04%), and sales jobs (11.77%).

Also of interest is that Homer Glen has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Homer Glen is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Homer Glen a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Homer Glen has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Homer Glen’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Homer Glen is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Homer Glen, the average commute to work is 33.99 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Homer Glen is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Homer Glen area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Homer Glen citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.35% of adults in Homer Glen have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Homer Glen in 2010 was $36,016, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,064 for a family of four.

The people who call Homer Glen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Homer Glen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Homer Glen include Irish, German, Italian, and Lithuanian.

The most common language spoken in Homer Glen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.