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Willowbrook, IL
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Willowbrook profile

Living in Willowbrook

Willowbrook is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,056 people and five associated neighborhoods, Willowbrook is the 237th largest community in Illinois.

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

Of important note, Willowbrook is also a village of artists. Willowbrook has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Willowbrook’s character.

Also of interest is that Willowbrook 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: 7.49% 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.

One downside of living in Willowbrook is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Willowbrook, the average commute to work is 30.51 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 Willowbrook 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.

If knowledge is power, Willowbrook is a pretty powerful place. 54.80% of the adults in Willowbrook have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Willowbrook in 2018 was $56,853, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $227,412 for a family of four.

Willowbrook is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Willowbrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willowbrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Willowbrook include Polish, German, Irish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Willowbrook's cultural character, accounting for 24.25% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Willowbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Slavic languages.