Gillespie, IL
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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.

Unlike some cities, Gillespie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gillespie are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gillespie is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gillespie who work in sales jobs (11.23%), office and administrative support (10.53%), and food service (9.56%).

Of important note, Gillespie is also a city of artists. Gillespie has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gillespie’s character.

The percentage of adults in Gillespie who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.02% of the adults in Gillespie have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gillespie in 2010 was $23,151, 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 $92,604 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, Italian, English, and Polish.

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

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