Carlinville, IL


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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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carlinville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carlinville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carlinville who work in office and administrative support (16.48%), sales jobs (9.46%), and management occupations (7.86%).

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.

In addition, Carlinville is a college town. There are a lot of students in Carlinville attending college, and as a result Carlinville provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Carlinville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.83 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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

The education level of Carlinville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.16% of adults in Carlinville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Carlinville in 2010 was $24,105, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,420 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.

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