Lake Bluff is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,672 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake Bluff is the 310th largest community in Illinois.
Lake Bluff home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Lake Bluff real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lake Bluff is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Bluff is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Bluff who work in management occupations (19.40%), sales jobs (14.57%), and business and financial occupations (11.96%).
Also of interest is that Lake Bluff 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: 10.01% 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.
In addition, Lake Bluff is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Lake Bluff is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lake Bluff’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Even though Lake Bluff 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Lake Bluff, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Lake Bluff is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 77.33% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lake Bluff in 2010 was $70,133, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $280,532 for a family of four.
The people who call Lake Bluff home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Bluff residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Bluff include Irish, English, Polish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Lake Bluff is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and German/Yiddish.