Willow Springs, IL
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Willow Springs profile

Living in Willow Springs

Willow Springs is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,857 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willow Springs is the 310th 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Willow Springs is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willow Springs who work in management occupations (16.77%), sales jobs (14.71%), and office and administrative support (10.45%).

A relatively large number of people in Willow Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.63% 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.

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 is lower than average for the country.

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 32.15 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Willow Springs are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.76% of adults in Willow Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Willow Springs in 2018 was $51,333, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,332 for a family of four.

Willow Springs is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. 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 13.94% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Willow Springs include Polish, German, Irish, Italian, and Lithuanian.

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