Hawthorn Woods, IL
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Living in Hawthorn Woods


Hawthorn Woods is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,666 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hawthorn Woods is the 261st largest community in Illinois.

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

Hawthorn Woods is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hawthorn Woods is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hawthorn Woods who work in management occupations (21.15%), sales jobs (11.75%), and business and financial occupations (8.73%).

Also of interest is that Hawthorn Woods 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: 10.65% 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, Hawthorn Woods 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, Hawthorn Woods really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hawthorn Woods 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.

One downside of living in Hawthorn Woods is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hawthorn Woods, the average commute to work is 37.12 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.

Despite being a small village, Hawthorn Woods has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Hawthorn Woods is a pretty powerful place. 69.84% of the adults in Hawthorn Woods 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 Hawthorn Woods in 2018 was $64,754, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $259,016 for a family of four.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hawthorn Woods's cultural character, accounting for 19.61% of the village’s population.

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


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