Beardstown is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,738 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Beardstown is the 298th largest community in Illinois.
Beardstown is a blue-collar town, with 50.38% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Beardstown is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beardstown who work in office and administrative support (9.70%), sales jobs (5.68%), and management occupations (5.23%).
One of the benefits of Beardstown is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.25 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of people in Beardstown with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.71% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Beardstown in 2010 was $18,917, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,668 for a family of four. However, Beardstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Beardstown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Beardstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beardstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Beardstown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Beardstown include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
In addition, Beardstown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.20%).
The most common language spoken in Beardstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.