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 86.42% 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 (14.40%), office and administrative support (11.91%), and sales jobs (11.20%).

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.

Winfield 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, Winfield’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 Winfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.49 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.

In Winfield, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Winfield is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Winfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Winfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.22% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Winfield in 2010 was $47,315, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,260 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Winfield include 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.

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