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.

Calumet City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (19.57%), sales jobs (9.71%), and healthcare (5.80%).

One downside of living in Calumet City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.57 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Many people in Calumet City take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Calumet City citizens for affordable transportation.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Calumet City rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.77% 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 $20,066, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,264 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 14.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Calumet City include Irish, German, Italian, and African.

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