Schaumburg, IL
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Schaumburg is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 74,693 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Schaumburg is the 16th largest community in Illinois.

Schaumburg real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Schaumburg house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Schaumburg is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Schaumburg is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Schaumburg who work in office and administrative support (14.71%), management occupations (12.99%), and sales jobs (12.78%).

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

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Schaumburg use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Schaumburg‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Schaumburg ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Schaumburg, 45.48% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Schaumburg in 2010 was $35,865, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,460 for a family of four. However, Schaumburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Schaumburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Schaumburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Schaumburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Schaumburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.21% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Schaumburg include Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

Schaumburg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.28%.

The most common language spoken in Schaumburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.