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Cary, IL
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Cary profile


Living in Cary



Cary is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,830 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cary is the 143rd 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.

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: 13.73% 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.

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.

The citizens of Cary are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.68% 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 2018 was $45,202, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,808 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, Italian, English, and Polish.

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