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Maywood, IL
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Maywood profile

Living in Maywood

Maywood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 22,932 people and six associated neighborhoods, Maywood is the 101st largest community in Illinois. Maywood has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.68% 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.

In Maywood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.95 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. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Maywood is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Maywood area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of adults in Maywood with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.47% of adults in Maywood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Maywood in 2018 was $26,418, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,672 for a family of four. However, Maywood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Maywood is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Maywood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maywood residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Maywood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.49% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Maywood include Polish, German, Irish, Italian, and Belizean.

The most common language spoken in Maywood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.