Crest Hill, IL
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Crest Hill is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 21,153 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Crest Hill is the 120th largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Crest Hill, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Crest Hill, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Crest Hill’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Crest Hill does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $50,629.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Crest Hill is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crest Hill is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crest Hill who work in office and administrative support (17.34%), sales jobs (12.56%), and management occupations (7.27%).

One downside of living in Crest Hill is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Crest Hill, the average commute to work is 30.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Crest Hill citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.45% of adults 25 and older in Crest Hill have a college degree.

The per capita income in Crest Hill in 2010 was $22,082, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,328 for a family of four. However, Crest Hill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Crest Hill is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Crest Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Crest Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Crest Hill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Crest Hill include Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

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