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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dolton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (15.52%), sales jobs (13.57%), and management occupations (6.32%).

One downside of living in Dolton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.63 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.

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.

In terms of college education, Dolton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.67% of adults 25 and older in Dolton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dolton in 2010 was $20,178, 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 $80,712 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, English, and Irish.

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