Cahokia, IL
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Cahokia is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,402 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cahokia is the 163rd largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, Cahokia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cahokia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cahokia is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cahokia who work in office and administrative support (18.20%), sales jobs (12.29%), and maintenance occupations (10.32%).

Cahokia, even though it is a small village, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, village who have a need for low-cost transportation.

The population of Cahokia has a very low overall level of education: only 7.54% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Cahokia in 2010 was $14,181, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,724 for a family of four. Cahokia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.63% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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