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 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, 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Homer Glen really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Homer Glen perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 33.94 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Homer Glen use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Homer Glen‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The population of Homer Glen is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.