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 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 85.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (13.60%), sales jobs (13.13%), and office and administrative support (12.14%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.94% 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.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Willow Springs, the average commute to work is 36.14 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 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.

Willow Springs is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.71% 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 $41,922, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,688 for a family of four. However, Willow Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Willow Springs include Irish, German, Italian, and Czech.

Willow Springs also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.45%.

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