Itasca is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,798 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Itasca is the 243rd largest community in Illinois.
Itasca home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Itasca real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Itasca is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Itasca is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Itasca who work in office and administrative support (14.93%), sales jobs (11.64%), and management occupations (10.75%).
Also of interest is that Itasca has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though Itasca 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 Itasca citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.32% of adults in Itasca have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Itasca in 2010 was $36,329, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,316 for a family of four. However, Itasca contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Itasca is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Itasca home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Itasca residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Itasca also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.57% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Itasca include German, Irish, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Itasca's cultural character, accounting for 18.50% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Itasca is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.