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.
A relatively large number of people in Lake Bluff telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.01% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Because of many things, Lake Bluff is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lake Bluff 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, Lake Bluff has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lake Bluff’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Lake Bluff, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Lake Bluff is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lake Bluff. 77.33% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.