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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Vernon Hills, the average commute to work is 30.26 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.

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.

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 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Vernon Hills's cultural character, accounting for 31.58% of the village’s population.

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