Alsip, IL
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Alsip is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,346 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Alsip is the 128th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, Alsip isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Alsip are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alsip is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alsip who work in office and administrative support (20.14%), sales jobs (11.75%), and food service (8.34%).

One downside of living in Alsip is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Alsip, the average commute to work is 31.17 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Alsip is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The percentage of adults in Alsip who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.02% of the adults in Alsip have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alsip in 2010 was $23,486, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,944 for a family of four. However, Alsip contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Alsip is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Alsip home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alsip residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Alsip also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.75% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alsip include Polish, German, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Alsip is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.