Carol Stream, IL
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Carol Stream is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 40,356 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.

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 (15.47%), sales jobs (12.67%), and management occupations (9.98%).

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.

The population of Carol Stream is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.66% of adults in Carol Stream have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carol Stream in 2010 was $30,679, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,716 for a family of four. However, Carol Stream contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carol Stream is a very 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 13.91% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carol Stream include Italian, Polish, Irish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Carol Stream's cultural character, accounting for 21.51% of the village’s population.

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