Mokena, IL
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Mokena is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,923 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Mokena is the 133rd largest community in Illinois.

Mokena real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Mokena house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mokena is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mokena is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mokena who work in management occupations (14.81%), office and administrative support (13.98%), and sales jobs (10.82%).

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

Because of many things, Mokena 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, Mokena really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mokena 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 Mokena, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.63 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small village, Mokena has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Mokena is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.63% of adults in Mokena have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mokena in 2010 was $38,611, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,444 for a family of four.

The people who call Mokena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mokena residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mokena include German, Polish, Italian, and English.

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