Glen Carbon, IL
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Glen Carbon is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 12,850 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glen Carbon is the 188th largest community in Illinois.

Glen Carbon real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Glen Carbon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Glen Carbon is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glen Carbon is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Carbon who work in management occupations (13.37%), teaching (11.29%), and healthcare (10.35%).

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

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.08% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Glen Carbon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Glen Carbon a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Glen Carbon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Glen Carbon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Glen Carbon, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Glen Carbon is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.07% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Glen Carbon in 2018 was $44,744, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,976 for a family of four. However, Glen Carbon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Glen Carbon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Carbon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glen Carbon include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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


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