Northbrook is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 33,421 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Northbrook is the 55th largest community in Illinois.
Northbrook home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Northbrook real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Northbrook is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northbrook is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northbrook who work in management occupations (17.43%), sales jobs (13.76%), and office and administrative support (10.49%).
Also of interest is that Northbrook has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Northbrook telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.67% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Northbrook is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Northbrook 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, Northbrook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
For the size of the village, public transportation in Northbrook is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Northbrook, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Northbrook is a pretty powerful place. 68.33% of the adults in Northbrook have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Northbrook in 2010 was $62,672, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $250,688 for a family of four.
Northbrook is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Northbrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northbrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Northbrook include Irish, Russian, Polish, and Italian.
Northbrook also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.03%.
The most common language spoken in Northbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Slavic languages.