Mokena is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 20,159 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 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.
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.
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.
For the size of the village, public transportation in Mokena is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Mokena, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Mokena is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.00% of adults in Mokena have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
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.