Willow Springs is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,643 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willow Springs is the 317th largest community in Illinois.
Willow Springs home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Willow Springs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Willow Springs is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Willow Springs is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willow Springs who work in management occupations (17.85%), sales jobs (11.45%), and office and administrative support (10.05%).
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.
Because of many things, Willow Springs is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Willow Springs 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, Willow Springs has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Willow Springs, the average commute to work is 37.42 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.
Even though Willow Springs is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Willow Springs is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.06% of adults in Willow Springs 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 Willow Springs in 2010 was $50,309, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,236 for a family of four.
Willow Springs is a very ethnically-diverse village. 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. Willow Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.20% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Willow Springs include Polish, Irish, German, Italian, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Willow Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.