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 87.02% 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 (20.39%), management occupations (12.49%), and sales jobs (12.32%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.63% 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.

Lake Villa 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 Villa’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Lake Villa, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.33 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 education level of Lake Villa ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lake Villa, 46.48% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Lake Villa in 2010 was $34,173, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,692 for a family of four.

Lake Villa is a very 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 Black or African-American. 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 11.41% 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 Polish.

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