Most Expensive Wilmette Neighborhoods
Wilmette is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 27,446 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Wilmette is the 79th largest community in Illinois.
Wilmette home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Wilmette real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Wilmette is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wilmette is a village of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilmette who work in management occupations (16.05%), business and financial occupations (11.90%) and sales jobs (11.64%).
Of important note, Wilmette is also a village of artists. Wilmette has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wilmette’s character.
Also of interest is that Wilmette 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: 11.55% 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.
In addition, Wilmette is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Wilmette is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wilmette really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wilmette perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Wilmette is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wilmette, the average commute to work is 34.09 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Wilmette use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Wilmette‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Wilmette is a pretty powerful place. 81.15% of the adults in Wilmette 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 Wilmette in 2010 was $67,116, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $268,464 for a family of four.
Wilmette is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Wilmette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilmette residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wilmette include German, Irish, English, Polish, Italian and Russian.
In addition, Wilmette has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.73%).
The languages spoken by people in Wilmette are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Wilmette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Korean and Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||9,604|
|WILMETTE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||85.08%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||14.92%|
|TYPE OF WILMETTE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||76.31%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.50%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||1.32%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||17.76%|
|SIZE OF WILMETTE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||15.08%|
|AGE OF WILMETTE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.13%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||12.49%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||47.74%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||32.65%|
|WILMETTE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$681,867|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,810|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||1.35%|
|$54,001 - $109,000||0.54%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||4.09%|
|$218,001 - $327,000||6.91%|
|$327,001 - $435,000||13.37%|
|$435,001 - $544,000||13.03%|
|$544,001 - $816,000||24.51%|
|$816,001 - $1,088,000||15.93%|
|PEOPLE OF WILMETTE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.40%|
|5 TO 17||23.54%|
|18 TO 24||5.23%|
|25 TO 34||4.60%|
|35 TO 54||29.28%|
|55 TO 64||14.15%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||17.78%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.79%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$126,471|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$67,116|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.04%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (20.10%)
Real estate (3.65%)
Information Technology (3.28%)
Public Service (2.20%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.13%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.19%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.02%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.36%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.34%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.61%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (23.40%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (80.41%)
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