Breese is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,506 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Breese is the 350th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Breese is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Breese is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Breese who work in office and administrative support (14.63%), food service (10.26%), and sales jobs (8.35%).
Also of interest is that Breese has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Breese is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Breese 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Breese has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Breese’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Breese is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Breese who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.88% of the adults in Breese have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Breese in 2010 was $30,081, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,324 for a family of four. However, Breese contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Breese home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Breese residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Breese include Irish, Polish, French , and English.
The most common language spoken in Breese is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.