Information About Buffalo Grove

The total estimated population is 42,115. Density is average at 4,157 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 37,536; Asian: 3,380; Two or More Races: 485; Black: 301; American Indian: 24; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 7; Other Race: 382; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 1,441 (3%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 40,674 (97%)

There are 8,524 foreign born residents, of which 51.9% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Russia: 1,158; Ukraine: 1,141; Korea: 730; Poland: 533; Mexico: 520; Japan: 512; Belarus: 506; U.S. Born: This State: 25,604; Midwest: 3,255; Northeast: 2,227; South: 1,161; West: 685;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Buffalo Grove Most Common US Birthplaces in Buffalo Grove

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 38 years.

Age Distribution

There are 5,861 married couples with children and 725 single-parent households (130 men, 595 women).

The median household income is $81,324 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Illinois: $46,590; Buffalo Grove: $81,324;

2% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Illinois: 11%; Buffalo Grove: 2%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 17,368; Government: 2,052; Self-employed: 1,234; Unpaid family work: 83; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 12,186; Professional and related: 6,742; Sales and office: 6,589; Management, business, and financial operations: 5,444; Management occupations, except farmers and farm managers: 3,507; Office and administrative support: 3,127;

Work Types in Buffalo Grove Common Occupations in Buffalo Grove

The average commute time is 32 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 18,432; Car or truck (carpooled): 1,292; Public transportation: 1,225; Worked at home: 951; Walked: 196;

Transportation to work methods in Buffalo Grove

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Buffalo Grove.

There are 15,360 housing units, of which 11,480 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 13,556; Renter: 1,560; Vacant: 244; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 11,728; Not Mortgaged: 1,828;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Buffalo Grove

The median single family home value is $235,200.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Illinois: $1,198; Buffalo Grove: $1,722;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Illinois: $525; Buffalo Grove: $958;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 66; 1940 to 1949: 57; 1950 to 1959: 498; 1960 to 1969: 2,181; 1970 to 1979: 4,514; 1980 to 1989: 5,140; 1990 to 1994: 1,881; 1995 to 1998: 941; 1999 to March 2000: 82;

0.1% of homes lack plumbing and 0.4% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 14,142; Electricity: 754; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 133; No Fuel: 38;

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