Cary is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,965 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Cary is the 140th largest community in Illinois.
Cary real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Cary house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages, Cary isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cary are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cary is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cary who work in office and administrative support (12.74%), sales jobs (12.48%), and management occupations (11.62%).
Also of interest is that Cary has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Cary is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Cary’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Cary is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cary, the average commute to work is 35.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Cary is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Cary are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.12% of adults in Cary 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 Cary in 2010 was $35,712, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,848 for a family of four. However, Cary contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cary is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Cary home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cary residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Cary also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.17% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cary include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Cary is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.