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 14,011 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Wauconda telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.52% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Wauconda is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wauconda a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wauconda has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.

One downside of living in Wauconda, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.58 minutes every day commuting to work.

Wauconda is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.96% of adults in Wauconda have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Wauconda in 2018 was $42,779, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,116 for a family of four.

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 18.08% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wauconda include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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