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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Buffalo Grove house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.27% 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.
Because of many things, Buffalo Grove is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Buffalo Grove 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, Buffalo Grove has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Buffalo Grove’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Buffalo Grove is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Buffalo Grove, the average commute to work is 31.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
If knowledge is power, Buffalo Grove is a pretty powerful place. 66.10% of the adults in Buffalo Grove 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 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.
In addition, Buffalo Grove has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.87%).
The most common language spoken in Buffalo Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Langs. of India.