Golconda, IL


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Golconda is a tiny city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 629 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Golconda is the 715th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Golconda was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Golconda is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.74% of the Golconda workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Golconda is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Golconda who work in office and administrative support (27.67%), healthcare suport services (13.04%), and management occupations (6.72%).

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Golconda has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The population of Golconda has a very low overall level of education: only 7.37% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Golconda in 2010 was $16,020, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,080 for a family of four. Golconda also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.28% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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