Lake Zurich, IL
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Lake Zurich is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,993 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 87.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Zurich is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Zurich who work in management occupations (14.70%), sales jobs (13.12%), and office and administrative support (11.42%).

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.

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

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 32.01 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.

In Lake Zurich, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Lake Zurich is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Lake Zurich is a pretty powerful place. 53.94% of the adults in Lake Zurich have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Lake Zurich in 2010 was $41,168, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,672 for a family of four.

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 Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

Lake Zurich also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.37%.

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