Kenilworth is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,562 people and just one neighborhood, Kenilworth is the 446th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Kenilworth was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Kenilworth home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Kenilworth real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Kenilworth is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 97.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kenilworth is a village of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kenilworth who work in management occupations (28.02%), business and financial occupations (17.94%) and sales jobs (14.69%).
Also of interest is that Kenilworth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.02% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Kenilworth is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Kenilworth is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Kenilworth 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, Kenilworth has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Kenilworth’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Kenilworth is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kenilworth, the average commute to work is 36.26 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 addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Kenilworth’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In Kenilworth, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Kenilworth is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.