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.
Cary is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cary is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cary who work in management occupations (13.11%), sales jobs (12.33%), and office and administrative support (11.77%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.62% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Cary is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Cary a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Cary has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.41 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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: 47.12% 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 $35,855, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,420 for a family of four.
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. 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.