Minooka is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 11,194 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Minooka is the 208th largest community in Illinois. Minooka has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Minooka, where the median household income is $84,453.
Minooka real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Minooka house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages, Minooka isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Minooka are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Minooka is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Minooka who work in sales jobs (15.27%), office and administrative support (11.42%) and management occupations (9.74%).
Because of many things, Minooka 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, Minooka really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Minooka 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 Minooka is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Minooka, the average commute to work is 32.18 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of people in Minooka who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.96% of adults in Minooka have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Minooka in 2010 was $30,898, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,592 for a family of four. However, Minooka contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Minooka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Minooka residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Minooka also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.20% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Minooka include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, English and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Minooka is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,551|
|MINOOKA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||83.52%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||16.48%|
|TYPE OF MINOOKA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||68.56%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||25.82%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.88%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||2.46%|
|SIZE OF MINOOKA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.10%|
|AGE OF MINOOKA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||63.46%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||30.97%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||4.46%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||1.11%|
|MINOOKA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$225,070|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,217|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||3.67%|
|$54,001 - $109,000||3.77%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||41.75%|
|$218,001 - $327,000||42.49%|
|$327,001 - $435,000||6.80%|
|$435,001 - $544,000||0.94%|
|$544,001 - $816,000||0.30%|
|$816,001 - $1,088,000||0.27%|
|PEOPLE OF MINOOKA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.87%|
|5 TO 17||23.80%|
|18 TO 24||7.99%|
|25 TO 34||14.62%|
|35 TO 54||31.01%|
|55 TO 64||8.87%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||5.84%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.21%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$84,453|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$30,898|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||7.35%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (12.73%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (9.51%)
Real estate (3.24%)
Public Service (2.05%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.43%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.17%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.84%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.79%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.20%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (29.10%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (87.74%)
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