Carlinville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,665 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Carlinville is the 303rd largest community in Illinois. Carlinville has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Carlinville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Carlinville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carlinville who work in office and administrative support (14.51%), management occupations (9.31%), and teaching (8.65%).
Also of interest is that Carlinville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Carlinville is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Carlinville enrolled in college, Carlinville has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Carlinville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.79 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Carlinville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.63% of adults in Carlinville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Carlinville in 2010 was $22,133, 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 $88,532 for a family of four. However, Carlinville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Carlinville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carlinville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Carlinville include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Carlinville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.