Carol Stream, IL
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Carol Stream is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 40,069 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Carol Stream is the 43rd 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.

Carol Stream is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.99%), sales jobs (12.80%), and management occupations (11.59%).

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.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Carol Stream is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Carol Stream, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Carol Stream citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.57% of adults in Carol Stream have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carol Stream in 2010 was $31,102, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,408 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 14.39% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carol Stream include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

Carol Stream also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.51%.

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