Streamwood, IL
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Streamwood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 40,554 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Streamwood is the 42nd largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, Streamwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Streamwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Streamwood is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Streamwood who work in office and administrative support (15.03%), sales jobs (11.71%), and management occupations (8.84%).

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

One downside of living in Streamwood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Streamwood, the average commute to work is 32.11 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

The overall education level of Streamwood citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.47% of adults in Streamwood have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Streamwood in 2010 was $28,570, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,280 for a family of four. However, Streamwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Streamwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Streamwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Streamwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Streamwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.04% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Streamwood include German, Irish, Italian, and English.

In addition, Streamwood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.26%).

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