Schaumburg, IL

Schaumburg profile

Living in Schaumburg

Schaumburg is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 78,723 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Schaumburg is the 12th 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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Schaumburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Schaumburg is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Schaumburg who work in office and administrative support (12.24%), management occupations (12.10%), and sales jobs (9.95%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Schaumburg telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.50% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Schaumburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Schaumburg, the average commute to work is 30.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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.

Schaumburg is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.76% of adults in Schaumburg have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Schaumburg in 2018 was $42,303, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,212 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 10.43% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Schaumburg include German, Polish, Italian, Irish, and English.

In addition, Schaumburg has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.00%).

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