Round Lake Heights, IL
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Round Lake Heights is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,718 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Round Lake Heights is the 440th largest community in Illinois. Round Lake Heights 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 Heights, where the median household income is $60,662.00.

Round Lake Heights is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Round Lake Heights is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Round Lake Heights who work in office and administrative support (12.44%), management occupations (11.73%), and sales jobs (10.94%).

Also of interest is that Round Lake Heights 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 Heights 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 Heights really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Round Lake Heights 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 Heights is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Round Lake Heights, the average commute to work is 35.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Round Lake Heights citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.81% of adults in Round Lake Heights have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Round Lake Heights in 2010 was $22,057, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,228 for a family of four. However, Round Lake Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Round Lake Heights is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Round Lake Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Round Lake Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Round Lake Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.22% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Round Lake Heights include Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Round Lake Heights's cultural character, accounting for 23.65% of the village’s population.

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

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