Wonder Lake, IL
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Wonder Lake is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,929 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wonder Lake is the 371st largest community in Illinois.

Wonder Lake is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wonder Lake is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Wonder Lake who work in sales jobs (15.72%), office and administrative support (14.00%), and management occupations (10.80%).

Because of many things, Wonder Lake is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wonder Lake 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, Wonder Lake has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wonder Lake’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Wonder Lake, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.79 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Wonder Lake overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Wonder Lake, 24.44% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wonder Lake in 2010 was $29,096, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,384 for a family of four. However, Wonder Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Wonder Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wonder Lake residents report their race to be White. Wonder Lake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.11% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wonder Lake include Irish, Polish, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Wonder Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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