Skokie is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 64,821 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Skokie is the 19th largest community in Illinois.
Skokie home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Skokie real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Skokie is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Skokie is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Skokie who work in office and administrative support (12.98%), sales jobs (12.89%), and management occupations (10.05%).
Also of interest is that Skokie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Skokie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.70 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Skokie is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Skokie area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Skokie are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.92% of adults in Skokie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Skokie in 2010 was $31,844, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,376 for a family of four. However, Skokie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Skokie is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Skokie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Skokie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Skokie also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.48% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Skokie include Irish, Russian, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Skokie's cultural character, accounting for 41.62% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Skokie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.