Homewood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,703 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 (14.09%), management occupations (10.30%), and teaching (8.91%).
One downside of living in Homewood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.16 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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.
The education level of Homewood ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Homewood, 43.65% 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 2018 was $34,608, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,432 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, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Homewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.