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.

In Vernon Hills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Vernon Hills use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Vernon Hills‘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.

If knowledge is power, Vernon Hills is a pretty powerful place. 63.38% of the adults in Vernon Hills have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Vernon Hills in 2018 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.

In addition, Vernon Hills has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.58%).

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