Lake Bluff is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,662 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 95.41% 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 (20.86%), sales jobs (15.02%), and business and financial occupations (12.37%).
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: 12.74% 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.
Because of many things, Lake Bluff is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lake Bluff really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lake Bluff perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Despite being a small village, Lake Bluff has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Lake Bluff is a pretty powerful place. 79.01% of the adults in Lake Bluff have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Lake Bluff in 2010 was $74,634, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $298,536 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lake Bluff is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.