Glen Ellyn, IL
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Living in Glen Ellyn


Glen Ellyn is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 27,714 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Glen Ellyn is the 78th largest community in Illinois.

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

Glen Ellyn is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glen Ellyn is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Ellyn who work in management occupations (16.56%), sales jobs (14.92%), and office and administrative support (11.21%).

Also of interest is that Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.91% 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.

In addition, Glen Ellyn is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Glen Ellyn 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, Glen Ellyn really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.56 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.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Glen Ellyn is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Glen Ellyn, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Glen Ellyn is a pretty powerful place. 67.62% of the adults in Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn in 2018 was $61,180, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $244,720 for a family of four.

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

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