Willow Springs, IL
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Willow Springs is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,695 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willow Springs is the 317th largest community in Illinois.

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

Willow Springs is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Willow Springs is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willow Springs who work in sales jobs (15.95%), office and administrative support (13.42%), and management occupations (12.41%).

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

Willow Springs 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, Willow Springs’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 Willow Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.40 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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

The education level of Willow Springs citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.93% of adults in Willow Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Willow Springs in 2010 was $40,571, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,284 for a family of four.

The people who call Willow Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willow Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Willow Springs include Irish, German, Italian, and Czech.

The most common language spoken in Willow Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

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