Shorewood, IL

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Living in Shorewood

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 $102,730.00.

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.

Shorewood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shorewood is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shorewood who work in office and administrative support (13.11%), sales jobs (12.45%), and management occupations (9.23%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.43% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Shorewood 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, Shorewood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Shorewood 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.

In Shorewood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.21 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Shorewood citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.86% of adults in Shorewood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Shorewood in 2018 was $42,861, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,444 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 13.03% 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.