Cary is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,067 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 (13.65%), management occupations (12.06%), and sales jobs (11.25%).
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 is lower than average for the country.
In Cary, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.13 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.
The education level of Cary ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Cary, 44.98% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Cary in 2018 was $42,524, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,096 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 Black or African-American. Cary also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.86% of the village’s residents. 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.