Beardstown, IL
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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 49.38% 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 (9.18%), food service (6.27%), and sales jobs (5.43%).

The rate of college-level education in Beardstown is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.50% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Beardstown in 2010 was $18,594, 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 $74,376 for a family of four. However, Beardstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Beardstown is an extremely 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 34.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Beardstown include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

In addition, Beardstown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.34%).

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

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