Wauconda, IL

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Living in Wauconda

Wauconda is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,620 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wauconda is the 180th 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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wauconda is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.97%), sales jobs (11.35%), and office and administrative support (10.25%).

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.

One downside of living in Wauconda is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wauconda, the average commute to work is 33.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Wauconda are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.77% of adults in Wauconda have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wauconda in 2010 was $38,181, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,724 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 22.68% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wauconda include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

Wauconda also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.50%.

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