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.

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 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.

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, 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.

In Mokena, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Mokena is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Mokena citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.