Vernon Hills, IL
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Living in Vernon Hills


Vernon Hills is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 26,641 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Vernon Hills is the 90th largest community in Illinois.

Vernon Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Vernon Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Vernon Hills is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Vernon Hills is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vernon Hills who work in management occupations (15.43%), sales jobs (12.31%), and computer science and math (10.19%).

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

One downside of living in Vernon Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.26 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 Vernon Hills is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Vernon Hills, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Vernon Hills. 63.38% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Vernon Hills in 2010 was $48,541, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,164 for a family of four. However, Vernon Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Vernon Hills is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Vernon Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vernon Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Vernon Hills also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.32% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vernon Hills include German, Irish, Polish, Russian, and Italian.

Vernon Hills also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.58%.

The most common language spoken in Vernon Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.