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 (16.54%), management occupations (13.43%), and sales jobs (12.13%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.94 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.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Homer Glen is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Homer Glen, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Homer Glen citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.66% of adults in Homer Glen have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Homer Glen in 2010 was $36,660, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,640 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 English.

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