Lake in the Hills, IL
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Lake in the Hills is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 29,024 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lake in the Hills is the 70th largest community in Illinois.

Lake in the Hills real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Lake in the Hills house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake in the Hills is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake in the Hills is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake in the Hills who work in office and administrative support (17.29%), sales jobs (13.18%), and management occupations (11.12%).

Also of interest is that Lake in the Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Lake in the Hills 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 in the Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lake in the Hills 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.

In Lake in the Hills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.04 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Lake in the Hills citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.61% of adults in Lake in the Hills have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lake in the Hills in 2010 was $32,957, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,828 for a family of four.

Lake in the Hills is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Lake in the Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake in the Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lake in the Hills also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.84% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake in the Hills include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Lake in the Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.