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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.89 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Dolton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Dolton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.