Bourbonnais, IL
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Bourbonnais is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,569 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bourbonnais is the 134th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bourbonnais is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bourbonnais is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bourbonnais who work in office and administrative support (15.04%), sales jobs (11.63%), and teaching (9.33%).

In addition, Bourbonnais is a college town. There are a lot of students in Bourbonnais attending college, and as a result Bourbonnais provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

In terms of college education, Bourbonnais is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.15% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bourbonnais in 2010 was $24,711, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,844 for a family of four. However, Bourbonnais contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bourbonnais is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Bourbonnais home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bourbonnais residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bourbonnais include Irish, French , English, and Polish.

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