Northbrook, IL


Most expensive Northbrook neighborhoods

Northbrook profile

Living in Northbrook

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.67% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Northbrook is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Northbrook a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Northbrook has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Northbrook. 68.33% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.

In addition, Northbrook has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.03%).

The most common language spoken in Northbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Slavic languages.