Homewood, IL
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Homewood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,373 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Homewood is the 126th largest community in Illinois.

Homewood is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Homewood is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Homewood who work in office and administrative support (17.47%), sales jobs (11.99%), and teaching (10.07%).

In Homewood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.90 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Homewood, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Homewood is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Homewood ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Homewood, 44.32% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Homewood in 2010 was $32,019, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,076 for a family of four. However, Homewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Homewood is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Homewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Homewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Homewood include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Homewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.