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 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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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 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.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Round Lake's cultural character, accounting for 24.66% of the village’s population.

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