Lake Zurich, IL
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Lake Zurich is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 20,022 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lake Zurich is the 123rd largest community in Illinois.

Lake Zurich home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Lake Zurich real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Lake Zurich is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Zurich is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Zurich who work in management occupations (14.94%), sales jobs (13.76%), and office and administrative support (13.33%).

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

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

One downside of living in Lake Zurich is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lake Zurich, the average commute to work is 31.51 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lake Zurich use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lake Zurich‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lake Zurich. 55.92% 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 Zurich in 2010 was $44,486, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,944 for a family of four.

Lake Zurich is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Lake Zurich home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Zurich residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Zurich include German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

In addition, Lake Zurich has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.32%).

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