Lake Zurich, IL
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Lake Zurich is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,903 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.

In Lake Zurich, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.51 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Lake Zurich is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Lake Zurich is a pretty powerful place. 55.92% 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 $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.