Lake Bluff is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,674 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 94.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Bluff is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Bluff who work in management occupations (20.02%), sales jobs (16.93%), and business and financial occupations (10.94%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.52% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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 76.76% 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 $70,377, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $281,508 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 Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lake Bluff is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.