Wauconda, IL
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Wauconda profile

Living in Wauconda

Wauconda is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,084 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Wauconda is the 176th largest community in Illinois.

Wauconda real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Wauconda house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Wauconda is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wauconda is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wauconda who work in management occupations (12.03%), sales jobs (12.02%), and office and administrative support (11.90%).

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

Wauconda is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wauconda’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Wauconda, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.42 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.

In Wauconda, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Wauconda is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Wauconda is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.37% of adults in Wauconda have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wauconda in 2018 was $42,504, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,016 for a family of four. However, Wauconda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wauconda is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Wauconda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wauconda residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Wauconda also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.23% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wauconda include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Wauconda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.