Calumet City, IL
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Calumet City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 37,031 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Calumet City is the 51st largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Calumet City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Calumet City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Calumet City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Calumet City who work in office and administrative support (19.53%), sales jobs (9.66%), and healthcare (6.38%).

One downside of living in Calumet City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Calumet City, the average commute to work is 34.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

A lot of people in Calumet City take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Calumet City, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Calumet City rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.17% of adults 25 and older in Calumet City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Calumet City in 2010 was $19,483, 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 $77,932 for a family of four. However, Calumet City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Calumet City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Calumet City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Calumet City residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Calumet City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Calumet City include German, Irish, African, and Nigerian.

The most common language spoken in Calumet City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.