Winfield is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,685 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 88.51% 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 (15.55%), sales jobs (13.47%), and office and administrative support (11.62%).
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Winfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Winfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Winfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Winfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.69 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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. 54.18% 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 $51,612, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $206,448 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 German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Winfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.