Vernon Hills, IL
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Vernon Hills is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 26,314 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 90.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Vernon Hills is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vernon Hills who work in sales jobs (16.11%), management occupations (15.91%), and office and administrative support (10.39%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Vernon Hills is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Vernon Hills area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Vernon Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Vernon Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.74% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Vernon Hills in 2010 was $44,161, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,644 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 10.24% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vernon Hills include Irish, Polish, Russian, and Italian.

In addition, Vernon Hills has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.21%).

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