Shorewood, IL
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Shorewood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,747 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 $90,882.00.

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, Shorewood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Shorewood are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (16.20%), management occupations (12.71%), and teaching (9.84%).

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

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.

In Shorewood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.73 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Shorewood are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.10% of adults in Shorewood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Shorewood in 2010 was $32,826, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,304 for a family of four. However, Shorewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shorewood is a somewhat 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 11.15% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shorewood include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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