Du Quoin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,949 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Du Quoin is the 299th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Du Quoin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Du Quoin is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Du Quoin who work in office and administrative support (10.37%), sales jobs (10.11%), and food service (8.24%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Du Quoin has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Du Quoin a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The percentage of people in Du Quoin with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.07% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Du Quoin in 2010 was $20,235, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,940 for a family of four. However, Du Quoin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Du Quoin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Du Quoin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Du Quoin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Du Quoin include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Du Quoin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.