Round Lake, IL
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Round Lake is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,444 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Round Lake is the 139th largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Round Lake, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Round Lake, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Round Lake’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Round Lake does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $74,011.00.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Round Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Round Lake is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Round Lake who work in sales jobs (17.41%), management occupations (11.85%), and office and administrative support (10.15%).

Also of interest is that Round Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Round Lake is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Round Lake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Round Lake perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Round Lake, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.85 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Round Lake is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.72% of adults in Round Lake have a college degree.

The per capita income in Round Lake in 2010 was $28,038, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,152 for a family of four. However, Round Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Round Lake is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Round Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Round Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Round Lake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.92% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Round Lake include German, Polish, Italian, Irish, and English.

Round Lake also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.66%.

The most common language spoken in Round Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.