Dolton is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 23,197 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dolton is the 107th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages, Dolton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dolton are a mix 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%).
In Dolton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.63 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.
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 percentage of adults in Dolton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.67% of the adults 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.