Calumet Park, IL
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Calumet Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,865 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Calumet Park is the 258th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Calumet Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Calumet Park is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Calumet Park who work in office and administrative support (24.61%), teaching (6.37%), and maintenance occupations (5.09%).

Also of interest is that Calumet Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Calumet Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Calumet Park, the average commute to work is 33.88 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small village, Calumet Park has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of adults in Calumet Park with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.15% of adults in Calumet Park have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Calumet Park in 2010 was $22,498, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,992 for a family of four. However, Calumet Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Calumet Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Calumet Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Calumet Park residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Calumet Park include Irish, Polish, African, and French Canadian.

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

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