Elmhurst, IL
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Living in Elmhurst


Elmhurst is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 46,746 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Elmhurst is the 33rd largest community in Illinois.

Elmhurst home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Elmhurst real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Elmhurst is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elmhurst is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmhurst who work in management occupations (19.27%), sales jobs (12.52%), and office and administrative support (10.84%).

Also of interest is that Elmhurst has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Elmhurst telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.19% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Elmhurst 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, Elmhurst really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Elmhurst 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.

In Elmhurst, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.72 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Elmhurst is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Elmhurst area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Elmhurst. 59.88% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Elmhurst in 2018 was $57,881, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $231,524 for a family of four.

Elmhurst is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elmhurst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elmhurst residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elmhurst include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Elmhurst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.