Shorewood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,509 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Shorewood is the 159th largest community in Illinois. Shorewood 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 Shorewood, where the median household income is $105,938.00.
Shorewood real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Shorewood 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, Shorewood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shorewood is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shorewood who work in office and administrative support (12.28%), sales jobs (12.11%), and management occupations (8.66%).
Shorewood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Shorewood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Shorewood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.59 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Shorewood are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.79% of adults in Shorewood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Shorewood in 2018 was $42,611, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,444 for a family of four.
Shorewood is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Shorewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shorewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Shorewood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.80% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shorewood include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Shorewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.