Skokie, IL
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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 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.

Skokie is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.95% 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 (13.12%), sales jobs (12.87%), and healthcare (9.35%).

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 30.79 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 citizens of Skokie are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.90% 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 $32,120, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,480 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. Important ancestries of people in Skokie include Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, Irish, Russian, and Polish.

Skokie also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 41.55%.

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