Effingham, IL
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Effingham is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 12,604 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Effingham is the 197th largest community in Illinois.

Effingham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Effingham is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Effingham who work in sales jobs (13.44%), office and administrative support (12.12%), and food service (9.11%).

Also of interest is that Effingham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Effingham is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.15 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Effingham are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.38% of adults in Effingham having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Effingham in 2010 was $24,936, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,744 for a family of four. However, Effingham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Effingham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Effingham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Effingham include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

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

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