Coal City is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,489 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Coal City is the 313th largest community in Illinois.
Coal City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Coal City is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coal City who work in office and administrative support (13.26%), teaching (9.58%), and management occupations (8.92%).
In terms of college education, Coal City is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.21% of adults 25 and older in Coal City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Coal City in 2010 was $30,072, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,288 for a family of four. However, Coal City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Coal City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coal City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Coal City include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Coal City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.