Glen Carbon, IL
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Glen Carbon is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 12,966 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 87.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glen Carbon is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Carbon who work in management occupations (12.25%), sales jobs (11.53%), and teaching (11.45%).

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.

Because of many things, Glen Carbon is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Glen Carbon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Glen Carbon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Glen Carbon is a pretty powerful place. 50.01% of the adults in Glen Carbon have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Glen Carbon in 2010 was $34,559, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,236 for a family of four. However, Glen Carbon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glen Carbon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

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

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