Northbrook is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 32,958 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 93.55% 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 (17.03%), sales jobs (13.86%), and business and financial occupations (11.65%).
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 9.78% 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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Northbrook, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Northbrook is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.40% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Northbrook in 2018 was $69,287, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $277,148 for a family of four.
Northbrook is a very 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 German, Polish, Irish, Russian, and English.
Northbrook also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.84%.
The most common language spoken in Northbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Slavic languages.