Wauconda, IL
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Wauconda is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,814 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 office and administrative support (14.76%), management occupations (14.46%), and sales jobs (12.79%).

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Wauconda, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Wauconda are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.20% of adults in Wauconda have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wauconda in 2010 was $34,369, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,476 for a family of four. However, Wauconda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 18.20% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wauconda include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Wauconda's cultural character, accounting for 15.48% of the village’s population.

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