Gillespie is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,176 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gillespie is the 407th largest community in Illinois.
Gillespie is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gillespie is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gillespie who work in office and administrative support (12.30%), food service (9.91%), and sales jobs (8.38%).
Gillespie is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Gillespie with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.20% of adults in Gillespie have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gillespie in 2010 was $22,060, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,240 for a family of four. However, Gillespie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gillespie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gillespie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gillespie include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Gillespie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.