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Living In Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst is a small city in Illinois with just over 46,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just over 38, is younger than most cities in Illinois. Most residents own their homes in Elmhurst, and 20% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs may be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,502 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,052.

Compared to the national average (7%), Elmhurst has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 14% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 21% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Elmhurst, the most common four of which are scientific, retail, education, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 25% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Elmhurst workers bring in an average annual income of almost $117K, about $40,000 more than their peers elsewhere in Illinois. Elmhurst's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

Elmhurst residents have an average commute of about 32 minutes, longer than nearly 70% of cities in Illinois. Driving a vehicle is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 38% of residents, while public transit is used by only 5% of the population. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Frequently Asked Questions About Elmhurst

What is the average rent in Elmhurst?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Elmhurst is $1,775 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,710 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $2,125 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Elmhurst?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Elmhurst is $1,710

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