Carol Stream, IL

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Living in Carol Stream

Carol Stream is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 39,854 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Carol Stream is the 42nd largest community in Illinois.

Carol Stream real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Carol Stream house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carol Stream is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carol Stream is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carol Stream who work in office and administrative support (16.40%), management occupations (10.71%), and sales jobs (10.66%).

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

One downside of living in Carol Stream, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.20 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Carol Stream are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.06% of adults in Carol Stream have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Carol Stream in 2018 was $37,658, which is wealthy relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,632 for a family of four. However, Carol Stream contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carol Stream is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Carol Stream home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carol Stream residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Carol Stream also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.21% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carol Stream include German, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

Carol Stream also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.81%.

The most common language spoken in Carol Stream is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.