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.
Alsip is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (22.22%), sales jobs (12.72%), and food service (7.17%).
One downside of living in Alsip, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.02 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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 citizens of Alsip are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.22% of adults in Alsip have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Alsip in 2010 was $23,643, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,572 for a family of four. However, Alsip contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alsip is a very 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 22.27% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alsip include German, Polish, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Alsip is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.