Dolton, IL
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Dolton is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 22,891 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dolton is the 107th largest community in Illinois.

Dolton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dolton is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dolton who work in office and administrative support (19.11%), sales jobs (11.06%), and management occupations (6.69%).

One downside of living in Dolton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dolton, the average commute to work is 36.89 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Dolton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Dolton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Dolton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.01% of adults 25 and older in Dolton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Dolton in 2010 was $19,816, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,264 for a family of four. However, Dolton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Dolton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dolton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Dolton include Polish, Italian, Irish, and Jamaican.

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