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.

Cahokia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cahokia is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cahokia who work in office and administrative support (16.80%), sales jobs (12.56%), and food service (8.01%).

For a small village, Cahokia has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Cahokia exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In Cahokia, just 7.28% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Cahokia in 2010 was $14,736, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,944 for a family of four. Cahokia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.54% 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 French .

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