Buffalo Grove, IL

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Population

41,551

0.00722% decline

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$106,564

5.12% growth

Poverty Rate

4.57%


Number of Employees

22,837

1.09% growth

Median Property Value

$314,500

4.97% growth

About

In 2017, Buffalo Grove, IL had a population of 41.6k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $106,564. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Buffalo Grove, IL declined from 41,554 to 41,551, a -0.00722% decrease and its median household income grew from $101,376 to $106,564, a 5.12% increase.

The population of Buffalo Grove, IL is 70.2% White Alone, 20.5% Asian Alone, and 5.46% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Buffalo Grove, IL speak a non-English language, and 86.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Buffalo Grove, IL is $314,500, and the homeownership rate is 78.4%. Most people in Buffalo Grove, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Buffalo Grove, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Buffalo Grove, IL employs 22.8k people. The largest industries in Buffalo Grove, IL are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,484 people), Manufacturing (3,188 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,754 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($102,188), Utilities ($96,875), and Finance & Insurance ($91,779).

Median household income in Buffalo Grove, IL is $106,564. Males in Buffalo Grove, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Buffalo Grove, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$106,564

2017 value

± $2,942

5.12%

1 Year Growth

± 3.98%

Households in Buffalo Grove, IL have a median annual income of $106,564, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $101,376 in 2016, which represents a 5.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Buffalo Grove, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8645.16

  2. Census Tract 8645.19

  3. Census Tract 8030.10

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Buffalo Grove, IL was Census Tract 8645.16 with a value of $121,583, followed by Census Tract 8645.19 and Census Tract 8030.10, with respective values of $113,874 and $106,667.

The following map shows all of the places in Buffalo Grove, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.57% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buffalo Grove, IL (1.89k out of 41.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,300 ± 252

  2. Asian

    515 ± 166

  3. Two Or More

    33 ± 112

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buffalo Grove, IL is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

22.8k

2017 Value

± 908

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 5.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buffalo Grove, IL grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 22.6k employees to 22.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buffalo Grove, IL, are Management Occupations (3,631 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,759 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,622 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buffalo Grove, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Buffalo Grove, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (3,631 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,759 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,622 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Buffalo Grove, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3.75 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.83 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Buffalo Grove, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($155,885), Management Occupations ($100,386), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($97,933).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.8k

2017 Value

± 908

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 5.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buffalo Grove, IL grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 22.6k employees to 22.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buffalo Grove, IL, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,484 people), Manufacturing (3,188 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,754 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buffalo Grove, IL, though some of these residents may live in Buffalo Grove, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Buffalo Grove, IL, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,484 people), Manufacturing (3,188 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,754 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Buffalo Grove, IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.98 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.18 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.95 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Buffalo Grove, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($102,188), Utilities ($96,875), and Finance & Insurance ($91,779).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.3% of the population of Buffalo Grove, IL has health coverage, with 67.9% on employee plans, 5.49% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.343% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Buffalo Grove, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Buffalo Grove, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.66%

Uninsured

67.9%

Employer Coverage

5.49%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

0.343%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buffalo Grove, IL declined by 4.94% from 3.85% to 3.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Buffalo Grove, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Buffalo Grove, IL is home to a population of 41.6k people, from which 86.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Buffalo Grove, IL residents were born outside of the country (13.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Buffalo Grove, IL is composed of 29.2k White Alone residents (70.2%), 8.52k Asian Alone residents (20.5%), 2.27k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.46%), 823 Black or African American Alone residents (1.98%), 682 Two or More Races residents (1.64%), 43 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.103%), 35 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0842%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Buffalo Grove, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Buffalo Grove, IL was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Buffalo Grove, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Buffalo Grove, IL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    13.3k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Buffalo Grove, IL residents (13.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Buffalo Grove, IL was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

86.5%

2017 Citizenship

86.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86.5% of Buffalo Grove, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Buffalo Grove, IL was 86.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.2k ± 703

  2. Asian Alone

    8.52k ± 527

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.27k ± 447

In 2017, there were 3.43 times more White Alone residents (29.2k people) in Buffalo Grove, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.52k Asian Alone and 2.27k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Buffalo Grove, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Buffalo Grove, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Buffalo Grove, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Buffalo Grove, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    365 ± 96

  2. Korea

    202 ± 84

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    159 ± 82

Buffalo Grove, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buffalo Grove, IL was $314,500 in 2017, which is 1.45 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $299,600 to $314,500, a 4.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Buffalo Grove, IL is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Buffalo Grove, IL have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Buffalo Grove, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$106,564

Median Household Income

± $2,942

15.7k

Number of Households

± 686

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.7k households in Buffalo Grove, IL grew to $106,564 from the previous year's value of $101,376.

The following chart displays the households in Buffalo Grove, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$314,500

2017 Median

± $7,618

$299,600

2016 Median

± $8,811

In 2017, the median property value in Buffalo Grove, IL grew to to $314,500 from the previous year's value of $299,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Buffalo Grove, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buffalo Grove, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Buffalo Grove, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buffalo Grove, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%

2017 Homeownership

78.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.4% of the housing units in Buffalo Grove, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Buffalo Grove, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Buffalo Grove, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Buffalo Grove, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buffalo Grove, IL have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.21% of the workforce in Buffalo Grove, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.37%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Buffalo Grove, IL was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.37%) and those who Worked At Home (6.32%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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