Dolton, IL

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Living in Dolton

Dolton is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 22,348 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 (17.74%), healthcare suport services (8.87%), and sales jobs (8.60%).

In Dolton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.52 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Dolton has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Dolton has quite a high level of public transit users. Dolton’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

In terms of college education, Dolton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.19% of adults 25 and older in Dolton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dolton in 2018 was $22,003, 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 $88,012 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 African, Irish, German, Polish, and Nigerian.

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