Winfield, IL
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Winfield is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,637 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 88.22% 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 (15.18%), sales jobs (12.21%), and office and administrative support (11.57%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.42% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Winfield 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, 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.

Despite being a small village, Winfield has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get 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 53.21% 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 $49,351, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $197,404 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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