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. Much of the housing stock in Round Lake was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Round Lake economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Round Lake, where the median household income is $74,011.00.

Unlike some villages, Round Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Round Lake are a mix 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.

One downside of living in Round Lake, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.85 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Round Lake citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.72% of adults in Round Lake have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

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.