Homer Glen is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,543 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Homer Glen is the 92nd largest community in Illinois.
Homer Glen real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Homer Glen house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
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, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Homer Glen who work in management occupations (13.72%), sales jobs (13.20%), and office and administrative support (12.65%).
Homer Glen 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, 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 34.87 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%): 38.42% of adults in Homer Glen have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Homer Glen in 2018 was $42,934, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,736 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 Polish, Irish, German, Italian, and Lithuanian.
The most common language spoken in Homer Glen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.