Homewood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,885 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Homewood is the 126th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Homewood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Homewood is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Homewood who work in office and administrative support (13.97%), management occupations (10.32%), and teaching (9.77%).
Also of interest is that Homewood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Homewood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Homewood, the average commute to work is 31.29 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.
Despite being a small village, Homewood has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Homewood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.88% of adults in Homewood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Homewood in 2010 was $32,706, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,824 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 German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Homewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.