Winfield, IL
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Winfield is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,657 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Winfield is the 234th largest community in Illinois.

Winfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Winfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Winfield is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Winfield is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winfield who work in management occupations (17.39%), office and administrative support (11.68%), and sales jobs (10.86%).

Also of interest is that Winfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Winfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Winfield 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, Winfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Winfield 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 Winfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Winfield, the average commute to work is 31.00 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 Winfield 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, Winfield is a pretty powerful place. 50.43% of the adults in Winfield 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 Winfield in 2010 was $47,631, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,524 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Winfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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