Skokie, IL

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Living in Skokie

Skokie is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 62,700 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Skokie is the 19th largest community in Illinois.

Skokie real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Skokie house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages, Skokie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Skokie are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (11.92%), sales jobs (11.04%), and management occupations (9.42%).

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Skokie use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Skokie‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Skokie are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.64% 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 2018 was $36,308, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,232 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 11.47% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Skokie include German, Russian, Polish, Irish, and Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Skokie's cultural character, accounting for 40.36% of the village’s population.

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