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Inside the Most Expensive, Exclusive Zip Code of Chicago

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A zip code is veiled socioeconomic signal, with which we infer much about a person who lives within its confines. Just five digits can reveal hints about income, education level, hobbies, political leanings, and more. Not that those clues can't be wrong.

But Esri, a market research company, has built a website that examines broad swaths of a people within a postal area--like Kenilworth 60043, which happens to be Illinois' most expensive zip code and the nation's 99th priciest. Forbes reports that the median price of homes in this suburb is $2,144,423, with an average of 283 long days on market and 53homes in inventory.

So, what are the people who live in these homes like? Is there a type? Esri thinks so. And if you are neither one of those people, nor do you know anyone who does, then read on to get their broadly personal information.

The folks of 60043 club are dubbed the Top Tier. With an average age of 44.4 (compared to an average of 35.9 for the county and 37 for the state), Esri describes these folks as elite married couples, who, after working in corporate America, often consult or own their own businesses. Children, if they are part of the family, are older.

Since the website reports the area's median income is $200,000, these folks can buy anything they want, and get away through luxury vacations or second homes in the U.S. or overseas. As art lovers, these folks are supporters of the opera and charities. Spending time with family and a small circle of close friends makes this group tick. Perhaps Bravo's Real Housewives series should scout here...

So, there you have it: a round up of the approximately 2,513 people, 800 households and 699 families residing in the village. Though it may be a gross simplification, marketing and demographic study are largely accurate. Look up your own ZIP and see if you agree with your portrayal.

· ZIP Lookup [Esri]
· Full List: America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes 2015 [Forbes]\· Kenilworth, Illinois [Wikipedia]