Buffalo Grove is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 40,494 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Buffalo Grove is the 37th largest community in Illinois.
Buffalo Grove home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Buffalo Grove real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Buffalo Grove is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Buffalo Grove is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buffalo Grove who work in management occupations (15.44%), sales jobs (11.45%), and computer science and math (11.44%).
Also of interest is that Buffalo Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.27% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Buffalo Grove 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, Buffalo Grove’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Buffalo Grove, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Buffalo Grove use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Buffalo Grove‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Buffalo Grove, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Buffalo Grove is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.10% 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 Buffalo Grove in 2018 was $53,325, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,300 for a family of four.
Buffalo Grove is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Buffalo Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buffalo Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Buffalo Grove include German, Russian, Polish, Irish, and Ukrainian.
Buffalo Grove also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.87%.
The most common language spoken in Buffalo Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Langs. of India.