River Grove, IL
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River Grove is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,219 people and two constituent neighborhoods, River Grove is the 219th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, River Grove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, River Grove is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in River Grove who work in office and administrative support (18.15%), sales jobs (13.64%), and maintenance occupations (7.22%).

One downside of living in River Grove is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In River Grove, the average commute to work is 32.74 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.

Despite being a small village, River Grove has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of adults in River Grove who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.89% of the adults in River Grove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in River Grove in 2010 was $23,052, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,208 for a family of four. However, River Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

River Grove is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call River Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of River Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. River Grove also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.57% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in River Grove include Italian, German, Irish, and Ukrainian.

In addition, River Grove has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.96%).

The most common language spoken in River Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

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