Lake Villa, IL
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Lake Villa is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,821 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake Villa is the 241st largest community in Illinois.

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

Lake Villa is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Villa is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Villa who work in office and administrative support (19.82%), management occupations (13.41%), and sales jobs (11.59%).

Also of interest is that Lake Villa 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: 10.76% 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.

Because of many things, Lake Villa is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lake Villa 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 Villa has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lake Villa’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Lake Villa is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lake Villa, the average commute to work is 35.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small village, Lake Villa 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.

The citizens of Lake Villa are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.68% of adults in Lake Villa have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lake Villa in 2010 was $34,280, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,120 for a family of four.

Lake Villa is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Lake Villa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Villa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lake Villa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.64% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Villa include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Lake Villa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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