Cary, IL
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Cary is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,885 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cary is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 sales jobs (13.43%), office and administrative support (12.31%), and management occupations (12.20%).

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.

Because of many things, Cary is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Cary really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cary perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Cary, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Cary, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Cary is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Cary is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.12% of adults in Cary have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Cary in 2010 was $37,444, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,776 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. Important ancestries of people in Cary include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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