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, Calumet Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Calumet Park are a mix 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 (23.25%), law enforcement and fire fighting (5.75%), and sales jobs (4.82%).

In Calumet Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.76 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Calumet Park is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Calumet Park rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.92% of adults 25 and older in Calumet Park 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 Park in 2010 was $20,846, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,384 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, African, German, and English.

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

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