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