Winnetka, Illinois is a small city with a population of just over 12,000. Families with children are commonplace, as kids aged 5-14 make up an above-average 27% of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just over 37, skews younger than most cities in Illinois. The majority of residents own their homes in Winnetka, and 11% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,764 a month, exceeding the state average by $712 a month, relatively high rent costs may be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Averaging about 41 minutes, the commute time for Winnetka residents is slower than the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (23%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is used by just 11% of the city. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Many Winnetka residents work in one of two industries: scientific and finance. Combined, these industries make up 17% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in management, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of just over $161,000, the third-highest average income of any municipality in the state, Winnetka workers are generally well-compensated for their efforts. Winnetka's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Winnetka has a large number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 21% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 26% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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