Cary, IL
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Cary is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,788 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.

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 is lower than average for the country.

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.

The education level of Cary ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Cary, 42.53% 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 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.