Living in Glen Ellyn
Glen Ellyn is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 28,042 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 91.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, it is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Ellyn who work in management occupations (16.99%), sales jobs (15.18%), and office and administrative support (11.55%).
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 telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.20% 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, it 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, it 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.