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.
River Grove is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.18%), sales jobs (14.73%), and maintenance occupations (6.80%).
One downside of living in River Grove, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.75 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.
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%: 19.61% of the adults in River Grove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in River Grove in 2010 was $23,067, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,268 for a family of four. However, River Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
River Grove is a somewhat 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 21.06% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in River Grove include Italian, German, Irish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of River Grove's cultural character, accounting for 29.68% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in River Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.