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. Much of the housing stock in Crest Hill was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Crest Hill economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Crest Hill, where the median household income is $48,842.00.

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 (17.52%), sales jobs (14.06%), and management occupations (7.50%).

One downside of living in Crest Hill, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.43 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Crest Hill rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.73% of adults 25 and older in Crest Hill have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Crest Hill in 2010 was $22,179, 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 $88,716 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 19.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Crest Hill include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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