Mokena, IL

Mokena profile

Living in Mokena

Mokena is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,887 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, Mokena isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mokena are a mix 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 office and administrative support (13.88%), management occupations (13.07%), and sales jobs (11.49%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mokena, the average commute to work is 33.53 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 education level of Mokena ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Mokena, 47.00% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Mokena in 2018 was $47,696, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,784 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, 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.