Mokena, IL
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Mokena is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 20,097 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.

Mokena is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mokena is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mokena who work in management occupations (14.91%), office and administrative support (14.37%), and sales jobs (11.48%).

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.

Mokena 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, Mokena’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Mokena, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.55 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Mokena 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 train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Mokena area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Mokena are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.69% of adults in Mokena have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mokena in 2010 was $39,762, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,048 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 Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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