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 85.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.41%), teaching (11.23%), and sales jobs (10.41%).

In Homewood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.46 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.

Even though Homewood is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Homewood is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.28% of adults in Homewood have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Homewood in 2010 was $32,447, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,788 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.