Homewood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,703 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Homewood is the 126th largest community in Illinois.
Homewood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Homewood is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Homewood who work in office and administrative support (14.09%), management occupations (10.30%), and teaching (8.91%).
One downside of living in Homewood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Homewood, the average commute to work is 31.16 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.
Even though Homewood is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Homewood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.65% of adults in Homewood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Homewood in 2018 was $34,608, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,432 for a family of four. However, Homewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Homewood is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Homewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Homewood residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Homewood include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Homewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.