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Capron, IL

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Overview


Capron is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,395 people and just one neighborhood, Capron is the 638th largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

Capron is a blue-collar town, with 42.93% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Capron is a village of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Capron who work in sales jobs (15.88%), food service (8.48%), and office and administrative support (7.67%).

Setting & Lifestyle

As is often the case in a small village, Capron doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The percentage of people in Capron with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.68% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Capron in 2022 was $27,610, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,440 for a family of four. However, Capron contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Capron is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Capron home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Capron residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Capron also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.44% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Capron include German, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, and Polish.

In addition, Capron has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.26%).

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swedish and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 5.9% have Norwegian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Capron are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 75.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 58.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 36.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.4%), and 12.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Capron, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.3%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report Swedish roots (13.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (10.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (10.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (26.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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