Antioch is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,329 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Antioch is the 170th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Antioch is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Antioch is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Antioch who work in office and administrative support (14.60%), sales jobs (12.67%), and management occupations (11.84%).
Also of interest is that Antioch has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Antioch is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Antioch a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Antioch has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Antioch’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Antioch, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small village, Antioch has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Antioch citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.55% of adults in Antioch have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Antioch in 2010 was $32,034, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,136 for a family of four. However, Antioch contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Antioch is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Antioch home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Antioch residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Antioch include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Antioch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.