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Census: Glen Ellyn's Women Outnumber Men, Median Home Price Well Above State Average

The U.S. Census Bureau has released information highlighting demographics for cities and town across the nation, including Glen Ellyn.

Census information is out and it shows what many residents here know. Glen Ellyn is mostly white, educated and financially well-off. In addition, women here are in the majority. 

In Glen Ellyn, among residents living in town, 75 percent own their own homes and those homes are worth well above the median Illinois home price, according to newly released census information. In addition, Glen Ellyn’s population continues to see incremental growth.

In 2011, it was estimated 27,648 people called Glen Ellyn home, up 0.7 percent or 200 people from April 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The U.S. Census Bureau released information Thursday gathered between 2007-11 for its American Communities Survey, providing statistics down to the neighborhood level on school enrollment, jobs, housing and many other measures, according to the bureau.

“The Census Bureau is striving like never before to make our statistics easier to find and use,” U.S. Census Bureau Acting Director Thomas Mesenbourg said. “We’re innovating with new technology to make statistical information more interactive and relevant to younger and more diverse audiences. As our Founding Fathers recognized, having an informed population is crucial to our nation’s democracy. At the Census Bureau, we are doing our part to empower Americans with statistical information so they have an accurate picture of our nation’s people, places and economy.”

Women rule in Glen Ellyn with females comprising 51.6 percent of the population. Children younger than 18 make up about 27.9 percent of the population and seniors older than 65 make up 13.1 percent of the population.

About 2.61 people live in a home in Glen Ellyn and the median home price for owner-occupied residences in town is $416,800, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The median Illinois home price is $198,500.

Those who live in town and commute daily spend about a mean travel time of 28.9 minutes getting to work and earn a median household income of $89,302—well above the state median income of $56,576.

Other statistics outlined in the American Communities Survey include:

  • High school graduates (over the age of 25): 94.9 percent
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (over the age of 25): 61.9 percent
  • Veterans: 1,597
  • White persons: 86.7 percent
  • Black persons: 3 percent
  • Asian persons: 6.5 percent
  • Hispanic or Latino persons: 6.6 percent
  • People living below the poverty level: 6.6 percent

Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Communities Survey (2007-2011)

Patrick Henry December 07, 2012 at 03:32 PM
As the article states, the U.S. Census Bureau has released information highlighting demographics for cities and town across the nation, including Glen Ellyn. With the findings as follows: Glen Ellyn is mostly white, educated and financially well-off. And since such findings are considered evil in this most disturbing time in our nation's history, it ought to make one wonder what this social engineering government may have in store for Glen Ellyn and other similar locales???
JL Gotrocks December 07, 2012 at 04:27 PM
This is great news. Now the white male can no longer be blamed for anything that goes wrong in GE. The women have control and everything is their fault.
kll100697 December 08, 2012 at 08:00 AM
I'm white

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