Island Lake is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,031 people and just one neighborhood, Island Lake is the 252nd largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Island Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Island Lake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Island Lake is a village of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Island Lake who work in office and administrative support (17.40%), sales jobs (11.30%) and management occupations (10.32%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Island Lake is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Island Lake a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Island Lake has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Island Lake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Island Lake is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Island Lake, the average commute to work is 33.56 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.