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Homewood, IL
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Homewood profile

Living in Homewood

Homewood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,735 people and four associated neighborhoods, Homewood is the 127th largest community in Illinois.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.41% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 32.50 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.

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.

Homewood is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.54% 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 2018 was $36,971, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,884 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Homewood include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

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