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 production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carpentersville who work in office and administrative support (12.46%), sales jobs (10.34%), and food service (7.14%).

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 30.94 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Carpentersville are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.44% of adults in Carpentersville having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carpentersville in 2010 was $21,657, 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 $86,628 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Carpentersville, accounting for 52.77% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Carpentersville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Carpentersville include Irish, Italian, Polish, and Swedish.

In addition, Carpentersville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.84%).

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