Carpentersville, IL
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Carpentersville is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 38,512 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Carpentersville is the 48th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carpentersville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carpentersville is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Carpentersville who work in office and administrative support (13.08%), sales jobs (11.02%), and maintenance occupations (6.48%).

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

One downside of living in Carpentersville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Carpentersville, the average commute to work is 31.74 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Carpentersville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.94% of the adults in Carpentersville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carpentersville in 2010 was $21,749, 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 $86,996 for a family of four. However, Carpentersville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carpentersville is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Carpentersville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carpentersville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Carpentersville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 50.93% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carpentersville include Irish, Polish, Italian, and Swedish.

Carpentersville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.43%.

The most common language spoken in Carpentersville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.