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 63,280 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Skokie who work in office and administrative support (12.42%), sales jobs (11.65%), and management occupations (9.39%).

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.

One downside of living in Skokie, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.81 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Skokie is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Skokie, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Skokie ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Skokie, 48.27% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Skokie in 2018 was $36,055, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,220 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 10.99% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Skokie include German, Russian, Irish, Polish, and Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Skokie's cultural character, accounting for 40.08% 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.