Most Expensive Western Springs Neighborhoods
Western Springs is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,284 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Western Springs is the 186th largest community in Illinois.
Western Springs home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Western Springs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Western Springs is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Western Springs is a village of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Western Springs who work in management occupations (21.30%), sales jobs (13.18%) and business and financial occupations (11.83%).
Of important note, Western Springs is also a village of artists. Western Springs has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Western Springs’s character.
Also of interest is that Western Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.62% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
In addition, Western Springs is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Western Springs is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Western Springs really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Western Springs perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Western Springs is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Western Springs, the average commute to work is 32.54 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.
In Western Springs, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Western Springs is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Western Springs. 76.84% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Western Springs in 2010 was $61,790, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $247,160 for a family of four.
The people who call Western Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Western Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Western Springs include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, English and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Western Springs is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|WESTERN SPRINGS INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,317|
|WESTERN SPRINGS HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||94.68%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||5.32%|
|TYPE OF WESTERN SPRINGS HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||93.45%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.67%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.87%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.00%|
|SIZE OF WESTERN SPRINGS HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||11.42%|
|AGE OF WESTERN SPRINGS HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||12.63%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||12.25%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||54.46%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||20.66%|
|WESTERN SPRINGS REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$575,533|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,092|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||0.24%|
|$54,001 - $109,000||0.32%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||2.98%|
|$218,001 - $327,000||4.30%|
|$327,001 - $435,000||17.63%|
|$435,001 - $544,000||24.46%|
|$544,001 - $816,000||32.59%|
|$816,001 - $1,088,000||8.59%|
|PEOPLE OF WESTERN SPRINGS||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.84%|
|5 TO 17||25.21%|
|18 TO 24||5.63%|
|25 TO 34||5.43%|
|35 TO 54||29.50%|
|55 TO 64||13.60%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.79%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.95%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$140,361|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$61,790|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||1.23%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (17.64%)
Public Service (3.76%)
Information Technology (3.47%)
Real estate (2.40%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.11%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.08%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.68%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.64%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (35.89%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (93.55%)
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