Round Lake, IL
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Round Lake is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,461 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Round Lake is the 139th largest community in Illinois. Round Lake has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Round Lake, where the median household income is $72,659.00.

Round Lake is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.99%), management occupations (12.50%), and office and administrative support (11.94%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Round Lake 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, Round Lake has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Round Lake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Round Lake, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Round Lake citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.28% of adults in Round Lake have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Round Lake in 2010 was $26,410, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,640 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 28.67% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Round Lake include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

In addition, Round Lake has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.01%).

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