A small town located in Illinois, Winfield has approximately 9,000 residents. Middle-aged professionals should feel welcome, as they account for an above-average portion of the community, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 42, skews older than most cities in Illinois. Only 7% of residents rent in Winfield, as home ownership is common in the area. Relatively high rent costs could play a role, as the average rent of $1,581 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,052.
Winfield has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 13% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 23% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Winfield. The five most common are healthcare, retail, scientific, education, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 33% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 12% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Winfield workers earn an average annual income of about $112K, more than the Illinois average. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 32 minutes, longer than most cities in Illinois, Winfield residents are well aware that getting to work takes some patience. Many residents (45%) drive their car to work, while public transit is used by just 4% of the population. Relatively few commuters walk to work.
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