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 office and administrative support (12.92%), sales jobs (12.48%), and management occupations (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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.40 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.

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. 42.53% 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 $38,438, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,752 for a family of four.

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.